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Old 14-06-2019, 07:19 PM
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Patrick Moore and Uranus - 1960 TV

Fascinating video clip by Patrick Moore in 1960 about the discovery of Uranus by William Herschel, Patrick even plays some music written by Herschel on the piano.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=xtB53WwX2MI
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Patrick was a personal friend of mine and my sons

Many is the time I took him to Hersmonseaux and Astrofest

My son Stephen I always talk about is on the left
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Is that you dressed as Darth Vader, Jeremy?

That would be awesome knowing Patrick, did he inspire you to take up Astronomy?
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Started watching the Sky at night when I was 12, so yes I suppose, wrote to him but he never replied.

Wrote to him again about 18 years ago telling him that he never replied.

I was vacuuming my lounge one morning the phone rang, "Hello Patrick Moore here"

He invited us down to stay in summer, and it went from there

Vader, no I am too fat.
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