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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is one of Britain’s best known space scientists and the co-presenter of The Sky At Night. Maggie is also a prolific inventor and tinkerer, creating numerous bespoke scientific tools and instruments, including a hand-held landmine detector and optical work on the James Webb space telescope and the Gemini Observatory.
Maggie’s path to success is an inspiring story in itself. Coming from a working class background and brought up on council estates, she was diagnosed as dyslexic as a child and placed in the remedial class, bouncing between fourteen different schools. She went on to attain 4 A-levels, earned a BSc in Physics at UCL and a doctorate in mechanical engineering.
Beyond her career – that has led her from the Ministry of Defence to the BBC – Maggie has two driving forces behind her work – bringing the science of space to the masses, and inspiring the next generation of scientists. Maggie’s enthusiasm and deep knowledge have made her a hit with children and adults alike. Her company Science Innovation Ltd works to engage and share her passion for space and science with people across the world.
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