20-23 July 2023 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist and science communicator. She studied at Imperial College London, where she obtained her degree in Physics and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. She has spent her career making novel, bespoke instrumentation in both the industrial and academic environments. 
To further share her passion for science, Maggie founded “Science Innovation Ltd”. Through this she conducts public engagement activities, sharing her love of space. To date Maggie has directly spoken to over 350,000 people around the world. As well as public speaking she is an author and TV presenter and co-hosts the world’s longest-running science television program “The Sky at Night”.

Talk: Reaching for the Stars

Since childhood Dr Maggie has been looking out into space with wonder. Inspired by programs such as the Clangers and Star Trek she has wanted to get out there, but will this ever be possible? Through this talk Dr Maggie will explore the edge of astronomical knowledge and look at what is to come. When will humans in space be the norm? She also encourages everyone to have a big crazy dream. This enables you to look for opportunities, overcome hurdles and in her case, quite literally, “Reach for the Stars”


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