Dec 18 2012 By David Moulton of North Wales Astronomy Society
Sir Patrick Moore gave so much to helping others, he inspired generations of amateur astronomers like myself. He made the time to write or contact everyone who asked for assistance, never shirking the responsibility he felt to inspire and help others.
He told me once that in this regard he had always tried to do his best. That he certainly did!
Sir Patrick has been a major influence to me; my passion for astronomy is as strong as ever. I have nothing but respect for the great man that has influenced me in this hobby for most of my life.
His infectious enthusiasm for astronomy has been passed on to thousands, we will all continue as he would have wanted, to pursue our own goals in astronomy to enjoy the hobby and also to inspire others
Our thoughts are with all the BBC staff From the Sky at Night team and all the friends that worked and cared for him.