Talk: The Sky at Night: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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25 May 2019
Watts Gallery

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The Sky at Night
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Saturday 25 May | 7pm | £15 | Friends £13.50
Age 13+

The Moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history - but far from being a mere rock out in space, it has phenomenal power over the earth, creating great waves, dictating the length of the day and perhaps even playing a role in the creation of life on Earth. It is certainly a key player in the story of our fragile planet, but how well do we know our closest neighbour?

In this evening talk, co-presenter of The Sky at Night, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will take you on a journey through the Moon's past, present and ultimate future.

This talk will include a book signing.
Please note that this is a separate ticketed event as part of Watts Late.

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a scientist and broadcaster referred to as the BBC's 'face of space'. A pioneering figure, Aderin-Pocock runs her own company engaging children and adults all over the world with the wonders of space.


In 2006 Aderin-Pocock was one of six Women of Outstanding Achievement winners with GetSET Women. In 2011, she was also awarded the New Talent Award by the Women in Film and Television for her BBC documentary Do We Really Need the Moon? Aderin-Pocock was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2009 in honour of her services to science education.


As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Aderin-Pocock has appeared in numerous TV programmes, including BBC Stargazing Live, Duck Quacks Don't Echo and Brave New World with Stephen Hawking.

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