YOUR OWN PURPOSE-BUILT WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE
This event is part of the second annual North Pennines Stargazing Festival running between 20 Oct-04 Nov 2018, during Half-Term. Organised by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and supported by: Durham County Council; Northumberland County Council and Visit County Durham, the 2018 Stargazing Festival will take advantage of the area's stunning dark skyscape with 30 events over the two weeks unlocking the wonders of the night sky. If you are an existing Supporting Members of North Pennines Observatory you can enjoy discounted ticket prices for some paid-for events during the festival.
The 2018 North Pennines Stargazing Festival is delighted to be welcoming Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE Festival. At this headline event she will be looking at the wonders of space and what it can teach us – as well as offering insights into the world of space exploration and a perspective on women in science and engineering.
As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Maggie has appeared in many programmes, including Stargazing Live, The Science of Doctor Who, and In Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World. She is an engaging and passionate speaker whose enthusiasm for science and learning is infectious.
Maggie is from a modest background and diagnosed with dyslexia, she overcame the naysayers to study at Imperial College where she obtained her degree in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. She has worked variously in industrial and academic environments and is a well-known public figure promoting science education and the public understanding of space exploration.
Booking: Pre-booking essential via The Witham website
Cost: Adults – £10; Under 18s – £5; Families – £25
The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by the North Pennines AONB Partnership
North Pennines AONB Partnership, Allendale Village Hall, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PR
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