Leading space scientist and Sky at Night presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock was born in London to Nigerian parents in 1968. Maggie’s dreams of becoming an astronaut and a love of Star Trek encouraged her interest in space and science. Hear about how shooting for the stars has led to a remarkable career: building instruments to explore the wonders of space. Maggie’s other passion is to democratise science as she travels the country telling her inspirational story to everyone from four year olds to the Prime Minister.
This event takes place at Standon Calling Festival
Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist, science communicator and presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night. She completed a PhD in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1994, after an undergraduate degree in Physics also at Imperial. She is Managing Director of Science Innovation Ltd, through which she organises public engagement activities which show school children and adults the wonders of space.