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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE confirmed for New Horizons, the DTG Summit

We’re thrilled to announce that scientist and broadcaster Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock MBE will lead our feature session at New Horizons, the DTG Summit, on 8 May.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo manned moon landings the session will explain how television pictures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were captured, transmitted, received and seen by audiences around the world. Maggie, the BBC’s ‘face of space’ will tell us how the legacy of that iconic coverage and numerous TV science fiction series inspired a generation of scientists – including herself.

Maggie regularly presents The Sky at Night and has fronted several space documentaries. From a modest background and diagnosed with dyslexia, Maggie studied at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. After her studies she toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools about what scientists do and how to become one.

She has worked in bespoke instrumentation in both industrial and academic environments. These instruments have ranged from hand-held land mine detectors to an optical subsystem for the James Webb Space Telescope (the replacement for the Hubble space telescope). She has worked for the MoD on missile warning systems, and for aerospace giant EADS on a range of projects to monitor the earths atmosphere.

If you would like to join Maggie at our annual Summit, register for your ticket here.If you’d like to see what else will be happening, please keep an eye on our Summit website for all of the latest updates.

Written by DTG Team

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