Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a physicist and mechanical engineer with a BSc and PhD from Imperial College, London. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London.
Maggie is a presenter of the iconic BBC astronomy show, “The Sky at Night”, the world’s longest running TV series.
Her passion for space began when she was young and she joined an evening class learning how to make her own telescope. She changed school 13 times while her parents’ marriage broke down but overcame disadvantage and dyslexia to achieve her dream of becoming a space scientist.
She has been involved in high profile projects such as the James Webb space telescope, the Gemini Observatory in Chile, the European satellite ADM-Aeolus, for the MoD on landmine detection and missile early warning systems. She is currently involved with the Square Kilometer Array international telescope project.
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