Well 2012 still sees the cull of my childhood heroes, with the death of Sir Patrick Moore yesterday.
If you were interested in space and astronomy, you had no choice but to watch him on the Sky at Night or the Moon Landings as everybody who mattered in the industry spoke to him.
I’ve watched him for the past 40 years on the TV and even wrote to him earlier in the year and got an answer! Although abrupt and eccentric we at least made time for everybody which I think is a mark of greatness.
Hopefully, he will be remembered for a long time by those that were started on their own astronomical Journey.