09/12/2012 14:33 GMT | Updated 08/02/2013 10:12 GMT

Sir Patrick Moore Dies: The Astronomer's Career In Pictures

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.


Sir Patrick Moore: Astronomer Dies Aged 89

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.