Sir Patrick Moore was the world's best-known astronomer. "
" He presented the BBC's 'Sky at Night' programme from 1957 and wrote over 60 books. Recognised by the scientific community as one of the greatest authorities in the field, he was awarded the OBE in 1968. In 2001 he received a Knighthood, won a BAFTA for his services to television and became a member of the celebrated Royal Society. He died in 2012.