" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 11, 2012

Astronomer Patrick Moore Dead at 89

"Moore died at his West Sussex home on 9 December 2012. 
Friends and members of Moore's staff released a statement; 
"After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy. 
Over the past few years, Patrick, an inspiration to generations of astronomers, fought his way back from many serious spells of illness and continued to work and write at a great rate, but this time his body was too weak to overcome the infection which set in a few weeks ago. 
He was able to perform on his world record-holding TV Programme
The Sky at Night right up until the most recent episode"
Interestingly Moore wrote a book with Brian May from the rock group Queen!?
The clip that stands out in my mind with Moore was when he asked the astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission after they had returned from "the moon", what the stars looked like from the moon's surface.
They don't remember seeing any from the Luna surface!?


  1. But how do we explain edgar mitchell, who was so overpowered by what he experienced during his trip to the moon and walking on its surface? This guy's consciousness was blown open. I think we went to the moon, that men walked there. But perhaps the weirdness lies in what they found there? Or didn't find there? Something along those lines?

  2. I'm only talking about the Apollo 11 mission here in this post.
    But I have doubts on the rest,too.
    Why wouldn't Neil Armstrong ever swear on the Bible that he walked on the moon?
    Strange behavior for a man of Christian beliefs who should have no problem doing it,if he walked on the moon.
    I think the Van Alan radiation belts are more of a problem than we've been led to believe.
    Why did the Russians never go to the moon?
    I can't wait to see the Chinese try to put a man up there.
    Now that will be interesting and should settle a few wagers on this issue.

  3. I've always wondered why the US (or other countries) stopped going to the moon, can't just have been the cost. There's a mystery waiting to be released.

    Patrick Moore was a good man with real enthusiasm for life.