Patrick Moore

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Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore (4 March 19239 December 2012) was an English amateur astronomer who attained prominent status in that field as a writer, researcher, radio commentator and television presenter.


  • William Herschel was the first man to give a reasonably correct picture of the shape of our star-system or galaxy; he was the best telescope-maker of his time, and possibly the greatest observer who ever lived.
    • As quoted on the official website of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
  • Nuclear power plants are, next to nuclear warheads themselves, the most dangerous devices that man has ever created.
    • As quoted in Ramez Naam (2013), "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet", ISBN 978-1611682557 p. 235
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