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Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC’s‘face of space’. Maggie is a pioneering figure in promoting science to the public and runs her own company engaging children and adults all over the world with the wonders of space science. Overcoming Dyslexia to study at Imperial College, she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. She has worked as a space scientist for many years on projects such as the James Webb Space telescope. While doing this she has toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools inspiring the next generation of physicists. In 2006 she was one of six ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement’ winners with GetSET Women and in 2009 she was awarded a Member of the British Empire for her services to science and education. As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Maggie has appeared in numerous programmes including Stargazing Live and Doctor Who Confidential. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at UCL's Department of Physics and Astronomy, and been awarded 5 honorary doctorates from universities across the country.

Books by Maggie Aderin-Pocock

BBC: The Story of the Solar System

A dazzling infographic tour of the solar system, edited by Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock - the first in an exciting new series of BBC-branded reference guides to popular topics

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The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon - A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour

Lunar expert and popular BBC presenter, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores our fascination with the Moon, in her first book with The Sky at Night.

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