A tribute to the late astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore will be combined with a talk by chairman of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society Howard Parkin at the Henry Bloom Noble Library on Wednesday January 16th 2013.
Acknowledged as fearlessly eccentric and an inspiration to astronomers the world over Sir Patrick was patron of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society and had visited the Island on a number of occasions.
Mr Parkin has called his talk The Manx Night Sky 2013 and will include reminiscences about the monocle-wearing presenter of the BBC’s The Sky At Night, a show Sir Patrick hosted for more than 50 years.
The talk will build on BBC 2’s ‘Stargazing Live’ programmes being broadcast on January 8th, 9th and 10th 2013 - three days of live stargazing featuring epic images from around the world.
The talk will begin at 7.30pm followed by a question and answer session.
Tickets are free and to be collected in advance from the ground floor counter of the library.
The Henry Bloom Noble Library, 10-12 Victoria Street, Douglas. Telephone 696461.
Photo - Chairman of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society Howard Parkin. Picture Andrew Barton