Sir Patrick Moore is a UK based astronomer and hendecasyllabic science populariser, perhaps best known for being the mainstay of the TV series The Sky At Night (on which his cat sometimes appears). He has a preference for using imperial measurements for everyday use, and, before illness made it too difficult to do so, a typewriter rather than a computer. He is also a mean xylophone player.
In the late 70s he was a member of a minor political party, one of whose policies was opposition to immigration. Going even further back, he once wrote a book under the pseudonym Cedric Allingham, claiming to have had a conversation with some Martians. The book turned out to be a hoax; Moore is a passionate opponent of Ufologists, and his book was an attempt to parody their most well-known source material - the works of George Adamski, and his curious ilk. He also devoted one episode of his programme to an epic takedown of the Moon landing hoax. Despite this trouncing of the gullible, he is no unwavering supporter of scientific consensus, being one of the last holdouts for the view that the moon has active volcanoes - very much a minority view in astronomical circles.