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By Martin Mobberley

The results of an exhaustive learn of Sir Patrick Moore’s observations of the Moon and planets for greater than 60 years, this ebook is an exquisite significant other to the very popular, “It got here From Outer house donning an RAF Blazer!” written by means of a similar writer. Moore recorded his telescopic observations in his logbooks, that are reproduced and defined the following intimately, with his sketches and notes. during this mild, the writer discusses the criteria that brought on Moore to modify from lunar looking at to planetary and variable big name looking at. He has additionally integrated own memories and funny anecdotes from Moore’s pals and buddies, in addition to a glance at his top enjoyed books. extra chapters describe Moore’s overseas travels and correspondence with these again domestic. finally, the writer has now not overlooked some of Moore’s such a lot memorable tv and radio appearances, that are tested besides a detailed up of what it used to be wish to stopover at Moore’s loved domestic of Farthings in Selsey. basically, this can be a e-book written via well known call for from the readers of the author’s unique biography, who craved extra of Moore!

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Patrick 24 1 Patrick’s Best Mates could not even swim and would never have mastered Scuba diving. So, while the two men had much in common, there were enough differences between them (geographical and psychological) that they could remain lifelong friends, with mutual respect for each other, without trying to muscle into the same space—an ideal situation. However, I do think that if Arthur had stayed in the UK and written astronomy books in addition to his excellent Science Fiction works then there would surely have been friction between the two men, especially during the Apollo Moon landing era, when Clarke would have been in the media just as often as Patrick if he had not emigrated.

Anyway, the letter, from Patrick’s former friend Dai Arthur, to Patrick’s enemy, Dr Henry King, the Director of the London Planetarium and the BAA Papers Secretary at that time, is reproduced below. Interestingly, just a month later King stood down as the BAA Papers Secretary. Ultimately, it was his responsibility that the paper by David Allen, his enemy’s disciple, had appeared in the BAA Journal! G. Arthur 3936 East Hardy Tucson, Arizona 85716 September 8, 1966 Dr. 1, England Dear Sir, Mr Wood has shown me the correspondence between yourself and him and also the rather amusing letter from Moore to you dated 31 August 1966.

Ian’s comments were: Patrick’s friendship with Arthur C Clarke was always a source of enquiry. I believe in the 1970s this may have tarnished, particularly toward the end of the 1970s. Arthur had been interviewed by Patrick in 1977 and the footage appeared on the Christmas programme which discussed ‘Suns, Spaceships and Bug-eyed Monsters’—a programme that also included Michael Bentine. ” I stayed quiet on the subject from that day onward. However, when Arthur passed away in 2008, I heard a radio interview with Patrick on the BBC and he was of course, very gracious in his tribute to his long standing friend but again took the opportunity to say that Arthur had switched from science to science fiction early.

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