He grew up in a world and at a time when conventionality was expected in appearance, speech, conduct and profession, but he did not care about that, living his life very publicly with modest charm and an endearing disregard for what people thought of him or how he looked: all he cared about was what was happening in the skies and why, and helping others to understand it too. Few people in Britain, at least, however young or old, will not have been touched by his passion and inspired by him to look at the richness of the cosmos for themselves.
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The dawn sky today[/caption]
He had the ability to hear the music of the stars and to feel the hand of God as he watched the processions of the universe; he talked openly about his belief in an afterlife, and liked to listen to trance music as he watched an eclipse from his observatory. Money meant nothing to him, and most of what he earned he gave away to help impoverished young astronomers follow their dream.
In many ways Patrick Moore epitomised the New Consciousness perfectly, though he would have laughed to hear it. He was at ease with himself and lived as himself; he was wise; he lived simply; he lived kindly; and he knew he was part of all that is. He will have such fun playing with the stars and exploring the skies, and he can look back on a life on earth that was lived well and with grace. He has earned his place in Heaven.]]>