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Dr Maggie's Grand Tour of the Solar System

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The introduction provides an excellent overview of the Solar System as well as introducing Dr Maggie as the tour guide. Discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. Join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, all the way to the Oort Cloud. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. While doing this she has toured the UK speaking to inner-city schools inspiring the next generation of physicists.

This book breaks down some really complicated science into bitesize chunks that children can process and use. Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

She has worked as a space scientist for many years on projects such as the James Webb Space telescope. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. She is currently presenting the new series of The Sky At Night on BBC 4 and Mini Stargazing for CBeebies.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.also BBC 2) and was one of the Scientists on Channel 4’s Brave New World as well as regular stints on The One Show . As well as fronting The Sky at Night, Maggie has appeared in numerous programmes including Stargazing Live and Doctor Who Confidential. The programme earned Maggie the Talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in December 2011.

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience and demonstrating that you ‘don’t need a brain the size of a small planet’ to understand, participate in and enjoy science. This is like an enhanced glossary with information set out clearly and accessibly, including a really useful list of ‘space words’, to which I referred regularly as I read the book.At the end of the book is a ‘database’ of fascinating facts, such as how long it would take to travel to each planet, as well as details about scientists, engineers and astronauts, whose pioneering work has provided a greater understanding of what lies beyond planet Earth. Many books are being published on the subject but this is absolutely one of the best I've come across for children. In 2006 she was one of six ‘Women of Outstanding Achievement’ winners with GetSET Women and in 2009 she was awarded a Member of the British Empire for her services to science and education. From spotting solar flares on the Sun to exploring objects at the edge of the icy Oort Cloud, this fun, action-packed title leaves no question unanswered and no meteorite unturned.

This book is designed for the younger audience but as someone involved in astronomy out reach with school children, I find it a great teaching aid. An inter-stellar and stand-out addition to the world of non-fiction; Dr Maggie is a revelation in the STEM world. An inspiring woman full of knowledge ready to ensure there is a new generation of astronauts, scientists and astrophysicists!Very pleased with purchase and recommend for any parent who wants their child to enjoy STEM subjects. Along the way, kids can discover how we could live on Mars, learn about the hunt for a mysterious super-Earth, have a snowball fight on Mercury, climb the tallest mountain in the Solar System and much, much more. This mind-blowing book invites readers to join BBC presenter and renowned space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock (MBE) on an epic journey through the Solar System - visiting planets, moons, asteroids and satellites, and travelling to places where no human has been before. Maggie is a pioneering figure in promoting science to the public and runs her own company engaging children and adults all over the world with the wonders of space science.

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