Special event will honour Sir Patrick Moore

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THE late Selsey astronomer Sir Patrick Moore is to be honoured at a ceremony.

The Royal Astronomical Society and National Space Centre in Leicester will be hosting a celebration of Patrick’s life, loves and legacies.

A world-famous star-gazer, he was the host of The Sky at Night.

He died aged 89 at his Selsey home in December.

The highlight of the Space Centre celebration will be the unveiling of a newly commissioned bust of Sir Patrick by friend and comedian, Jon Culshaw.

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

Malika Andress, from the Space Centre, in Leicester, said: ‘We are working with the Sky at Night team and the Royal Astronomical Society to create an event that is a real celebration of Patrick’s life. There will be time for reflection, but this is not a sombre affair.’

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