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Heather Couper

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I’m sad to hear this news. She seems too young to me too. I too was surprised to learn she was 70.  I saw her speak once at a lecture - Institute of Physics meeting I think. She was very enthusiastic. 

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Ditto the other comments. Only 2 years older than me - reminding me of my own mortality.

Louise

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So sad to hear this news! I remember Heather Couper from the TV in my youth. She was so passionate and engaging about science and astronomy. A sad day. My thoughts and condolences go to her family and friends. 

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7 years younger than me!!  😮

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Very sad. About my age - makes you think.

Peter

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We overlapped at univesity but I didn't know her there. This is a terrible shock. The first proper astronomy book I read was co-authored by Heather and Nigel Henbest. It was an excellent start.

Olly

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Sad news, always enjoyed listening to her on TV 

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A sad loss... A life well lead? A CBE among the (many) OBEs. 🙂

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On 19/02/2020 at 17:04, Gina said:

She was my hero - showed that astronomy wasn't just for men!!

R.I.P. Heather.

I can't believe I missed this very sad news until today. :(

I remember Heather very well from childhood, her guesting on The Sky at Night when a woman on telly talking science was very rare. 

R.I.P Trailblazer. 

 

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Another sad Loss, and so missed on our TV Screens.
She cooperated with Nigel Henbest writing  books quite  bit.
RIP Heather.
Ron.

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Sad news indeed. I have a few copies of the Philips Star guides, which kept me so interested in astronomy in my early years.

Steve

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Heather on S@N back in the day is the reason I took up astronomy. 

RIP

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Same here , think of all those that Heather inspired,

Nick.

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She had that great voice for astro program commentary - a perfect fit.  Looking back I think I found  the quality of her voice combined with the subject matter had a powerful synergistic effect to fire my interest in astronomy.  RIP.

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4 hours ago, TheMightyKong said:

She had that great voice for astro program commentary - a perfect fit.  Looking back I think I found  the quality of her voice combined with the subject matter had a powerful synergistic effect to fire my interest in astronomy.  RIP.

That's it exactly. She had a perfect voice for presenting tv shows. Tony Robinson has that same quality. I could watch anything they present. Pete Lawrence is another. Dr. Alice Roberts too.

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