[time-nuts] Sir Patrick Moore
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Mon Dec 10 13:37:40 UTC 2012
On 12/10/2012 7:10 AM, David Kirkby wrote:
> On 10 December 2012 09:24, David C. Partridge
> <david.partridge at perdrix.co.uk> wrote:
>> Related to time-nuttery as astonomical observation was used for time-keeping until C20.
>> Sir Patrick Moore, the great amateur astonomer died yesterday at the age of 89.
> Although considered an amateur, I assume he got paid for presenting
> The Sky At Night. According to Wikipediat at least, he was an author
> of over 70 books on astronomy. So perhaps amateur is not quite the
> right word.
If I'm remembering correctly, he was a guest several times on the BBC
radio show "Just A Minute" and was absolutely wonderful -- ideal for
that show because he spoke about 600 words per minute and made perfect
sense while doing so.
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