Patrick Moore became a stalwart TV figure in Britain through Sky at Night and would go on to become a regular contributor to the accompanying magazine.
In this round of past features celebrating ten years of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, Patrick looks back himself on the show that propelled him into the astronomical limelight.
But astronomy is by no means about dwelling on the past. To finish, Patrick looks ahead to what the next century could bring to the world of space exploration.
Read more of Patrick Moore's features in The Universe According to Patrick Moore, the definitive collection of his columns for BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
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