Maggie Aderin-Pocock Biography: Age, Husband, BBC, Net Worth, Instagram, Wikipedia, Height, Kids, Parents

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Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a British science communicator, broadcaster, and engineer. She is best known for her work on the BBC’s science program The Sky at Night and is the author of several astronomy and space exploration books.

Aderin-Pocock was born in London in 1968. She was the daughter of a Nigerian father and a British mother. She attended the University of Cambridge, where she studied engineering. After graduating, she worked as a research engineer at the European Space Agency.


  • Full name: Maggie Aderin-Pocock
  • Date of birth: March 9, 1968
  • Age: 55 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: London, England
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Science communicator, broadcaster, engineer

Early Life & Education

Maggie Aderin-Pocock was born on March 9, 1968, in London, England, and is 55 years old as of 2023. Her parents are Nigerian, and she was raised in Camden, London.

Her middle name, Ebunoluwa, means “gift of God” in Yoruba. She attended La Sainte Union Convent School in North London, where she was diagnosed with dyslexia.

As a child, Maggie dreamed of becoming an astronaut. However, when she told her teacher about her dream, she was told to try nursing instead because “that’s scientific, too.”

Despite this discouragement, Aderin-Pocock continued to pursue her interest in science. She excelled in her studies and eventually earned a BSc in physics from Imperial College London in 1990. She then went on to complete her PhD in mechanical engineering in 1994.

Personal Life

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is married to her husband, Martin Pocock, whom she wed in 2002. They have one daughter, Lauren, born in 2010 and lives in Guildford, Surrey.


After graduating from Cambridge, Maggie worked as a research engineer at the European Space Agency. She worked on developing the Giotto spacecraft, which was the first spacecraft to fly through a comet’s coma.

In 1995, she joined the BBC as a presenter on The Sky at Night. She has hosted the program ever since, and she has become one of the most popular science presenters in the UK. She has also appeared on other BBC programs, such as Horizon and Bang Goes the Theory.

Maggie is a passionate advocate for science education. She is a regular speaker at schools and universities and the author of several books on astronomy and space exploration, including The Science of Stargazing and The Universe: A Beginner’s Guide.

Net Worth

Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s net worth is estimated to be around £3 million.

She has earned her net worth through her work as a science communicator, broadcaster, and engineer.

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