The Moon and Me with Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock

Image shows space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Event schedule details

Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Ondaatje Lecture Theatre

Royal Geographical Society

50 years after the last human left the moon, space scientist and science educator Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes us back, exploring folklore, facts, and our plans to return astronauts to the surface.

The moon has influenced Earth and its residents throughout history. Long before an estimated 650 million people watched Neil Armstrong become the first person to step foot on it, artists, scientists and spiritual leaders have looked to our celestial neighbour for answers and inspiration. One person who has always been inspired by the Moon is space scientist and science educator, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock. As a little girl she earned the nickname lunatic due to her obsession with our celestial companion. 50 years after the last human left the moon, and as space agencies plan to return astronauts to the surface, Maggie will take you on a journey to our closest celestial neighbour, exploring folklore, facts, and future plans.

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Image shows space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock