Heather Couper, 1949–2020

20 February 2020 Keith Cooper

Heather Couper, one of the UK’s most prolific astronomy broadcasters and writers, who inspired many to take up stargazing, has died at the age of 70.

Book Reviews

The Secret Life of Space

8 July 2015 Astronomy Now

Authors Couper and Henbest are great storytellers with an eye for a colourful character, says reviewer Andy Sawers. Novice stargazers looking for an introduction to the great milestones and personalities of astronomy will want to read it, while knowledgeable astronomers will enjoy the enthusiastic storytelling, he adds.

Book Reviews

The Astronomy Bible

20 June 2015 Kerry Hebden

Small, chunky and handy enough to be stuffed in a rucksack for quick facts and tips on the go, six of the book’s eight chapters cover the Solar System, the remainder being devoted to all that lies beyond. An easy-reading book that won’t swamp the reader with complicated terminology and a waffling narrative, writes reviewer Kerry Hebden.