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Space scientist will join Chris Lintott when show moves to BBC4 a year after death of founding host Sir Patrick Moore


Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock is to be the new host of long-running astronomy TV series The Sky at Night.


She will join existing presenter Chris Lintott when the show moves to a new home on BBC4 with a monthly half-hour slot.


Founding host Sir Patrick Moore died just over a year ago and there had been fears the programme could be axed until the BBC said it would move to the niche channel after years on BBC1.


Aderin-Pocock – who has led teams designing scientific instruments, including a replacement for the Hubble space telescope – has become a familiar figure on TV and radio over the past few years, and heads a firm that helps to engage the public with science.