British astronomer Patrick Moore dead aged 89: associates
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
In a file picture taken on August 18, 2003 British astronomer Patrick Moore sits during a press conference. AFP PhotoBritish astronomer Patrick Moore, renowned for his work mapping the Moon's surface, died today at the age of 89, his friends and staff announced.
The astronomer "passed away peacefully at 12:25 pm (1225 GMT)", at his home in Selsey on the southern English coast, they said in 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."