Sir Patrick Moore, the veteran astronomer and TV presenter, died on Sunday aged 89.

Moore presented the first episode of 'The Sky At Night' on 26 April 1957.

The monthly show went on to become the longest running TV show with the same presenter in history.

The last programme was broadcast on Monday.

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He received various accolades, including a knighthood in 2001, and a Bafta for services to television.

He was also a supporter of UKIP, and a keen anti-hunting campaigner.

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  • Sir Patrick Moore dies

    File photo dated 16/04/12 of the British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore at a reception to mark the 55th episode of the Sky at Night, Sir Patrick Moore has died at his home at the age of 89.

  • The Sky At Night

    Sir Patrick Moore (left) with Brian May as he hosts a reception at the BBC Broadcasting house to mark the Sky at night 55th anniversary episode which will be screened on May 6th.

  • Literature - Foyles Luncheon - Dorchester Hotel, London

    The Duke of Edinburgh talking to artist David Shepherd, left, and TV astronomer Patrick Moore, at a Foyles lunch given in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate publication of 'The Environmental revolution', a collection of his speeches on the environment.

  • Moore Brilliant Prodigies

    Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore during Britain's Brilliant Prodigies 2003 awards, at the LWT Studios in London.

  • General Election Moore

    Astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore at a General Election rally for the UK Independence Party (UKIP) at the Methodist Central Hall, central London. The party is fielding 421 candidates at the Election and claims to be the fourth largest party.

  • Baftas Patrick Moore

    Astronomer and broadcaster Patrick Moore after receiving a special award at the British Academy Television Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

  • Patrick Moore 80 Not Out

    Astronomer and presenter of 'The Sky At Night' Patrick Moore at the Athenaeum Club in London's Pall Mall to launch his autobiography '80 Not Out', the day after his 80th Birthday.

  • Space Centre Moore and Sellers

    Sir Patrick Moore welcomes British-born astronaut Dr. Piers Sellers during a visit to the National Space Centre, Leicester. * Dr Piers Sellers and five crew members, which recently flew to the International Space Station, are the first full flight crew from NASA to tour the UK. 1/2/03: British-born astronaut Dr. Piers Sellers, who spoke of his shock at hearing that Nasa feared the Shuttle Columbia was lost. The 47-year-old, who is originally from Crowborough, East Sussex, was watching events unfold in the skies just months after returning from a similar mission on board the shuttle Atlantis.

  • Honours Sir Patrick Moore

    Astronomer Patrick Moore, aged 77, who has been given a knighthood in the New Year's Honours list, at his home in Selsey, West Sussex. Moore has been presenting The Sky At Night for 43 years. * ...and is honoured for his services to the popularisation of science and to broadcasting. 23/10/02 : Sir Patrick Moore at his home in Selsey, West Sussex, who spoke of his belief that immigration rules are not strict enough in this country. The Sky at Night presenter made his comments during a speech to a meeting of the charity Age Concern in Winchester, Hants. Confirming his views, Sir Patrick added today: "We are definitely over-populated and immigration should definitely be stricter."

  • Anti-Hunt petition Moore

    Astronomer and dedicated anti-hunt campaigner, Sir Patrick Moore, delivers a petition to No 10 Downing Street renewing calls for a total ban on fox hunting. Aided by two walking sticks, a frail Sir Patrick, 78, walked up Downing Street flanked by other anti-hunt supporters *... to deliver the petition signed by 82,251individuals. Handing over the petition, the presenter of BBC's astronomy programme The Sky at Night said the public should not allow the Hunting Bill to be "sabotaged" by a group of unelected dinosaurs.

  • Anti-Hunt petition Moore

    Astronomer and dedicated anti-hunt campaigner, Sir Patrick Moore, delivers a petition to No 10 Downing Street renewing calls for a total ban on fox hunting. Aided by two walking sticks, a frail Sir Patrick, 78, walked up Downing Street flanked by other anti-hunt supporters * ... to deliver the petition signed by 82,251individuals. Handing over the petition, the presenter of BBC's astronomy programme The Sky at Night said the public should not allow the Hunting Bill to be "sabotaged" by a group of unelected dinosaurs.

  • Investiture Sir Patrick Moore

    Stargazer Sir Patrick Moore with his knighthood that he received from The Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, in London.

  • TORNADO Patrick Moore

    Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore stands in his garden in Selsey today (Thursday) beside his beloved telescopic observer which was badly damaged by the tornado which swept through the coastal town in West Sussex during the early hours of this morning. See PA story WEATHER Tornado. Photo by Adam Butler/PA

  • AWARDS Cat/Moore

    Astronomer Patrick Moore, flanked by GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips (right) and Wendy Turner (sister of Anthea Turner) at today's (Thursday) 1997 Arthur's Cat Awards in London. Patrick is clutching, Prudence, from Birmingham, winner of the West Midlands category with Wendy and Fiona holding Tom and Jerry, who have taken over from Pebbles and Barbie as the new mouse catchers at Barbican Tube Station. Pebbles and Barbie were unable to attend to collect their Special Lifetime Achievement Award. Photo by Ben Curtis. See PA Story AWARDS Cat.

  • Telescope/Patrick Moore

    Astronomer Patrick Moore takes a picture of the reconstructed 30 foot telescope at St Michael's RC primary school, Liverpool, as he waits for darkness to fall. The telescope is a reconstruction of the one used by William Lassell exactly 150 years ago to discover Triton, the largest of the planet Neptune's satellites. The school now stands on the site of Lassell's home in Guion Street. See PA Story SCIENCE Telescope/Pic Dave Kendall/PA.