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Posted by er134 at Sep 27, 2013 01:54 PM |
University of Leicester's Space Research Centre host event to celebrate Sir Patrick Moore's life

Issued by National Space Centre on 27 September 2013

This week, a BBC spokesman said: “The Sky at Night is on air until the end of the year. Plans for subsequent series are being discussed.”

On Saturday 28 September, in light of this announcement, the Sky at Night team will be attending an event at the National Space Centre, to honour the memory of their colleague Sir Patrick Moore, who died in 2012 after presenting the show for over 55 years.

The event will be a celebration of Patrick's life, at a time when one of his greatest achievements, the show itself, is in jeopardy.

Malika Andress, Head of Marketing at the National Space Centre said; “We have been working with the Sky at Night team on this event and is has come as a great shock to all of us that the show may be at an end.  The team want to come out to remember Patrick and talk with people about the legacy of the show.  In this they have our support, to ensure the show continues for future generations.”

This will be an evening dedicated to science, astronomy, xylophones and an astonishing career that impacted on three generations of children and adults alike.

Full details of the event and tickets can be found at www.spacecentre.co.uk

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Editor’s Notes

• The National Space Centre is the UK's largest visitor attraction and research facility dedicated to space.

• The National Space Centre opened to the public in June 2001 and has welcomed over 2 million visitors, including over 450,000 school children.

• The National Space Centre is the Millennium Commission landmark project for the East Midlands.  It was co-founded by The University of Leicester and Leicester City Council. Its other founding partners are BT and East Midlands Development Agency.

For further information, images, interviews or media opportunities please contact Malika Andress at: malikaa@spacecentre.co.uk

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