" 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 "