80 Not Out: The Autobiography

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Contender, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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"Offering fascinating insight into a man who has significantly raised the profile of astronomy among the public, this autobiography of Patrick Moore spans 80 years of social history with wit and charm. Moore describes his research to map the moon, which began prior to the NASA Apollo missions during his undergraduate years at Cambridge University, and was eventually used by Russia to correlate the first Lunik 3 pictures. Moore also chronicles his work on BBCs The Sky at Night, where he began as the presenter in April 1957 and continues today, the show having landed in the record books as the worlds longest-running TV series with the same presenter."

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Contents

The Kid
7
The Reluctant Teacher
10
The Craters of the Moon
17
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Patrick Moore was born on March 4, 1923. He is one of the most prolific authors of popular astronomy books. He began publishing astronomy books in 1950 and has been extremely active ever since. He is director of the lunar section of the British Astronomical Association and was director of the Armagh Planetarium in Northern Ireland from 1965 to 1968. Moore has been the host of a television program, "The Sky at Night," which appeared first on BBC in April 1957. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1968 for his work in astronomy.

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