Yoof TV guru Janet Street Porter was in good company at the inaugural
IPR Young Communicator Awards at the London Planetarium last week. There
was little grey hair to be seen.
However there was the oddal silvery barnet among the young over-
achievers - waxworks of great astronomers were dotted among the throng.
‘Who’s that old geezer?’ asked one youth. ‘Patrick Moore,’ was the
reply. ‘No, the other one,’ said the first. ‘That’s Doug Smith,’ said
Former IPR president Smith said: ‘I thought this was going to be a past
and future sort of thing.’ Needless to say, his own party spirit
remained admirably undiminished.