The moon is so familiar that we take it for granted. Yet it orchestrates the tides, dictates the length of a day and the rhythm of the seasons. So let’s look at the Moon afresh – to see it not just as an inert lump of rock, but as a key player in the story of our planet, past, present and future.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE is a space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience. She is currently the Presenter of BBC Four’s ‘Sky at Night’ and has recently published The Book of the Moon.