'Sir Patrick was one of the great educators of television'

Acting Director of BBC television Roger Mosey has posted his tribute to Sir Patrick Moore on Twitter:


Patrick Moore was one of the great educators of modern television. He inspired people to study astronomy. We and our audiences will miss him


Sir Patrick Moore dies aged 89

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore died today aged 89, a group of his friends and staff said. The broadcaster "passed away peacefully at 12.25pm this afternoon", at his home in Selsey, West Sussex.