Sir Patrick Moore Dies

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Renowned British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore has died at the age of 89.

According to his friends and colleagues in a statement,┬áhe “passed away peacefully at 12:25 BST this afternoon” at his home in Selsey, West Sussex.

The broadcaster presented The Sky At Night for over 50 years, in the process becoming the longest-running host of the same television show in history.

His work and research was instrumental in both the American and Russian space programs.

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