Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Leading Space Scientist

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock's passion is presenting science to a general audience to make them participate in and enjoy science. Her programme Do We Really Need the Moon? on BBC 2, which explored our intimate relationship with the moon, showed just that.

"One of the UK's top 100 most influential scientists"

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  • The Dawn of a New Space Era
  • Women in Science: The Challenge
  • The Power to Dream
  • Inspiring Scientists
  • Follow Your Dreams


She presents in English.

How she presents

A passionate scientist and outstanding communicator, Maggie Aderin-Pocock brings tremendous enthusiasm about science to each event.

In Detail

Maggie obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. To further share her love of science, Maggie has set up her own company Science Innovation Ltd. Through this she conducts "Tours of the Universe" and other public engagement activities, showing school children and adults the wonders of space. Maggie has just produced a film called Space in the UK, which features her on a "Big Brother" spaceship on a journey to Mars. Maggie has a Science in Society Fellowship from the STFC. Her programme earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in 2011. She is currently presenting the new series of Sky At Night on BBC 4 and Mini Stargazing for Cbeebies.


In her illuminating and inspiring presentations Maggie Aderin-Pocock shares invaluable insights on how science and technology affects our lives. Her remarks are of great interest for decision makers from all businesses.



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