Astronomer and broadcaster, the presenter of The Sky at Night for over fifty years (BBC TV, with music by Sibelius as its signature tune), Sir Patrick Moore died today at his home at the age of 89. Although not primarily known as a musician, Moore composed and also played the piano and the xylophone, including appearances on television doing so. He was also a regular panellist on the BBC2 quiz, Face the Music, hosted by pianist Joseph Cooper between 1966 and 1979.

 

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