New Sky at Night presenter.

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New Sky at Night presenter.
Posted by Aratus on Saturday, December 14, 2013 12:00 PM

The surprise replacement for Patrick Moore as host of the TV series 'The Sky at Night' has been announced.   It will be Maggie Aderin-Pocock.    If anyone can enthuse about astronomy, she can, and she certainly knows a lot about the subject.    I can't wait to see how she handles it.

This is a trailer from her earlier work.


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Posted by Oliver Tunnah on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:29 PM

I recognise the face and the voice, but I can't say I've seen much of her work.
I wish her well.

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Posted by Antitax on Thursday, December 19, 2013 6:12 AM

   She sounds passionate but kinda theatrical. I hope experience will make her settle down a bit.

Tags: cool off

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Posted by leo731 on Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:25 PM

Well, it is certainly a change from Sir Patrick. 

Good luck to her and all the Sky at Night team.


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Posted by Architeuthis on Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:00 PM

BBC programmer 1: "Well, Patrick is gone. Should we find an appropriate replacement for him to do his legacy justice? Or shall we carry on being phoney progressive, typically annoying, subversive BBC lefties? Are there any black, females on our books with any remote astronomy credentials, however tenuous?"

BBC programmer 2: " Actually there is; Maggie Aderin-Pocock."

BBC programmer 1: "She'll do."


p.s. I am not a racist.

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Posted by anndromeda on Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:34 PM

I did not knw he was being replaced! This is big news....

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Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, February 17, 2014 6:14 AM

He isn't being replaced as in layed-off.  He passed away.

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