We love the BBC flagship programme The Sky at Night presented by Dr Chris Lintott and Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock – these two also happen to present our Touch to See book ‘Ka-boom: a guide to the Universe’!
Here’s the lowdown on cosmic Chris:
- Chris is an astrophysicist who has a PhD in the chemistry of star formation from University College, London and works at the Department of Physics at Oxford University.
- Chris fronts the seminal astronomy programme on the BBC, The Sky at Night and co-presents Star Gazing Live with Professor Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain.
- Chris also keeps super busy by running a number of popular science projects aimed at bringing astronomy to a wider audience. One of the most exciting of these is Galaxy Zoo, an online crowdsourcing project where anyone can get involved with the classification of galaxies. To find out more visit the Galaxy Zoo website.
Top need-to-know facts about Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock:
- Maggie was awarded an MBE in 2009 for her services to science education.
- Maggie is currently a research fellow in University College London’s Department of Science and Technology Studies.
- In February 2014 Maggie joined Dr Christ Lintott to co-host BBC TV show The Sky at Night.
- Maggie is also a passionate communicator about science to schoolchildren – talking to thousands of them around the world about working in the field of science and busting myths about careers, class and gender.