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Patrick Moore has railed on the pages of Radio Times against the changes that have been made over the years to this oldest of television warhorses. But he still sits at the heart of it, and he still presents with the most brilliantly old-school delivery on television. One meteor in his orbit this episode is Sky at Night regular (and impressionist) Jon Culshaw, who visits a Hampshire astronomical group as part of the Moore Marathon – a challenge to mark the series’ 55th anniversary by finding and logging the great astronomer’s 55 favourite heavenly objects.
The second celebration of the programme's 55th anniversary. Patrick Moore selects 55 objects in the night sky and asks viewers to take part in his Moore Marathon, before finding out how people have fared, helped by Chris Lintott, Peter Lawrence and Paul Abel.
Full Episode Guide
Sky at Night's Chris Lintott on why a space probe the size of a washing machine is visiting Pluto
As the 750th edition of The Sky at Night zooms in on the dwarf planet, the presenter explains the mission of the New Horizons space probe
Auf Wiedersehen Pet, Kenneth Branagh and The Sky at Night - a look back at what we were watching
How the Rosetta space probe will land on a comet
One episode of Stargazing Live would pay for a whole year of The Sky at Night, reveals Brian May
100,000 people sign up for a one-way ticket to Mars
Who is the best celebrity Patrick?
Sir Patrick Moore's last Radio Times interview
Sir Patrick Moore dies aged 89
Patrick Moore: “I’m no European – the English are best”
Emmerdale: Robert's scam revealed as Tim fakes his death
EastEnders bombshell: Jane to leave Ian - what happens next?
Emmerdale: Robert confesses to killing Tim!