Necktie belonging to Sir Patrick Moore.

Made:
unknown in United Kingdom

Necktie belonging to amateur astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore.

Sir Patrick Moore (1923–2012) hosted the BBC’s The Sky at Night for over 50 years, commencing on 26 April 1957. The programme was one of Britain’s longest-running TV shows (and the longest run by the same presenter). In 1969 he was part of the BBC commentary team that described the Moon landings.

He was best known for his popularisation work, and described himself as an amateur astronomer as he never had formal training. However, his astronomical observations were significant in their own right; both NASA and the Soviet space authorities used his lunar atlas to prepare for robotic and crewed missions to the Moon.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
2015-296
Materials:
polyester
Measurements:
overall: 1360 mm x 82 mm x 3 mm,
type:
necktie
credit:
Purchased from The Sir Patrick Moore Heritage Trust