On ABC Classic FM Midday, Margaret Throsby interviews special guests who give extraordinary insights into their life and work, thoughts and feelings. Margaret's guest list reads like a who's who of Australia and the world, but also includes less well-known people with their own remarkable stories. It is Margaret's warmth and her deep engagement with people that make these ABC Classic FM Midday interviews a 'must subscribe' podcast.
August 12th, 2015
Episode 132 of 243 episodes
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a scientist who has spent her career making bespoke instrumentation for industrial uses such as land mine detection and optical sub-systems for the James Webb Space Telescope run by NASA. As well as being a space scientist she is also a dedicated science communicator - since February 2014 she has co-presented the long-running astronomy TV program The Sky at Night alongside Chris Lintott on BBC Four and she gives regular talks and tours to high school children across England. She's in Australia to launch Sydney Science Festival, part of National Science Week which runs from 15 - 23 August.