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Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

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First broadcast: Sun 07 Mar 2010

Cosmologist

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.'

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Van Morrison

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Van Morrison

Moondance

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Johann Sebastian Bach

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Flanders and Swann

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Flanders and Swann

The First and Second Law of Thermodynamics

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Labi Siffre

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Labi Siffre

(Something Inside) So Strong

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Henry Purcell

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Henry Purcell

When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) (from Dido and Aeneas)

Composer: Henry Purcell

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Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

As

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Basement Jaxx

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Basement Jaxx

Where's Your Head At?

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Sting

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Sting

Fragile

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Book

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

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Luxury item

A telescope

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