Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Leading Space Scientist

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a distinguished British scientist and TV presenter, is known for her pioneering research and her extensive work in educating the public about the universe. Maggie is also a prominent advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM.

"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
  • Diversity & Inclusion


She presents in English.

How she presents

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

Books & Media

  • The Sky at Night: The Art of Stargazing: My Essential Guide to Navigating the Night Sky
  • Am I Made of Stardust? Dr Maggie Answers the Big Questions for Young Scientists
  • Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System
  • The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon – A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour
  • StarFinder for Beginners Flexibound
  • The Knowledge: Stargazing
  • Diversity & Inclusion

In Detail

Maggie obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. After completing her PhD, Dr. Aderin-Pocock worked for several years in the aerospace industry, designing instruments and systems for space missions. She later transitioned to a career in science communication and education, using her expertise in space science to inspire and engage young people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Maggie is well known as TV presenter of BBC Sky at Night and Stargazing amongst others. She is also currently an honorary research associate of University College London's Department of Physics and Astronomy and since 2023 the chancellor of the University of Leicester.


In her illuminating and inspiring presentations Maggie Aderin-Pocock shares invaluable insights on how science and technology affect our lives. Her remarks are of great interest for decision makers from all businesses. Her contributions to space science and her engaging, accessible presentations have made her a beloved and influential personality in the world of science and education.



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