Sir Patrick Moore CBE FRS Astronomer
Honorary Doctorate - 2001
As an astronomer with a keen interest in communicating his knowledge and enthusiasm, Sir Patrick Moore has been credited with having done more work than anyone else to raise the profile and understanding of astronomy in Britain.
His broadcasts of the BBC television's 'The Sky at Night' for 44 years and his authorship of over 60 books on astronomy have popularised astronomy and his early research work into lunar mapping informed the development of both US and Russian space missions.
He is also known as a self-taught musician and talented composer whose xylophone playing has been publicly displayed at events including the Royal Variety Performance.