The Telegraph reported Tuesday that Sir Patrick Moore, host of the BBC program The Sky at Night, was honored with Royal Mail stamps, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the show. The Sky at Night is the longest-running program in the world to still feature its original host. Moore selected the six astronomical objects featured on the stamps.
“I feel deeply honoured. I would like to think that we have played a part in introducing astronomy to people who would otherwise have paid no real attention to the heavens. Many years hence, philatelists will still be admiring these stamps paying tribute, not to me, but to The Sky At Night.” — Sir Patrick Moore
(Found via Centauri Dreams. I bought the above FDC on eBay from 1 Stop Stamp Shop, and the seller was most pleasant to deal with. He has a dozen or so variations of this stamp release, selling fast if you want some!)