Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Listen in pop-out player

Kirsty Young's castaway is space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

She has, she says, a special relationship with the moon, one that started when she first saw The Clangers as a small child. As a teenager she made her own telescope so she could study the moon more closely. Now she makes highly technical optical equipment for satellites, but says she still harbours desires to go into space - her dream job is building a telescope on the moon. She says: 'From the age of three, I wanted to get into space and I still do. It's been the driving force of my life really, that desire to get out there one day.'

Record: As by Stevie Wonder
Book: Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon
Luxury: A telescope.

Available now

45 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Mar 2010 09:00
BBC Radio 4 FM only

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterKirsty Young
Interviewed GuestMaggie Aderin-Pocock

Featured in...

BBC Music Day - for the love of music

BBC Music Day - for the love of music 2015

Find out more about BBC Music Day, a celebration of everything we love about music

Podcasts and Downloads

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss