Heather Couper


Heather Anita Couper CBE (2 June 194919 February 2020) was a British astronomer who popularised astronomy in the 1980s and 1990s on British television. She was a former president of the British Astronomical Association (1984–86).

Heather Couper in 2018

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  • But there are still many unanswered questions. The halo that surrounds our Galaxy is one mystery region... The centre of the Galaxy hides even more secrets.
  • "Have we discovered our Galaxy yet?" And I think the answer to this question is "No, not quite". There is plenty of work ahead for the next generation of astronomers.
    • in "Who Discovered the Galaxy - Presidential Address – 1985", Heather Couper, British Astron. Assoc. Journal V. 96, No. 5 (1986), p. 293, Bibliographic Code: 1986JBAA...96..284C

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