British astronomer and television personality, Heather Couper died at the age of 70 on 19th February 2020. She was born on 2nd June 1949 in Wallasey, Cheshire as the only child in the Couper family. As her father was a pilot, once she was trying to find airplanes in the sky and eventually spotted a small bright green meteor. She informed about this to her parents but they said there was no such thing however the very next day, newspaper headline published article regarding to green shooting star. Thus, she decided and set her aim to become an astronomer in the future. At the age of 16, she asked famous English astronomer Patrick Moore if she can pursue career in astronomy or not? He replied “being a girl is no problem at all”.
Apparently her career started with management trainee at Top Shop however she left in order to enter in the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge as a research assistant. Big breakthrough of her career came when Sir Patrick Moore invited her as a guest at in the monthly documentary show The Sky at Night. Apart from this, she had represented children’s show Heavons Above along with Terence Murtagh in 1981. Later in 1984 she was elected to be the first president of the British Astronomical Association. In addition to this, she used to write astronomy books and columns for The Independent along with Nigel Henbest and her last column was just published on 6th February 2020.
Heather Couper Cause of Death:
Heather was admitted due to illness about three weeks ago at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. On 19th February 2020, she died while in sleep and this news confirmed by her best friend Henbest. ‘She basically just faded away peacefully so it was a classic case of she died peacefully in her sleep after a short three-week illness,’ he said.
Heather Couper Biography
|Real Name||Heather Anita Couper|
|Birth Date||June 2, 1949|
|Death||February 19, 2020|
|Birth Place||Wallasey, England, U.K.|
Heather Couper Height, Weight and Body Measurement
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in centimeters – 000 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 80 kg – in Pounds – 000 lbs|
|Bra (Breast) Size||34|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||St Mary’s Grammar School|
|College||University of Leicester|
Heather Couper Affairs (Relationship Status)
|What was Heather Couper marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorce)||Not Known|
|Who was Heather Couper Husband? (name)||Not Known|
Heather Couper Filmography
|The Planets (7-part series) (1985) as a Presenter
The Stars (6-part series) (1988) as a Presenter
The Neptune Encounter (1989) as a Presenter
ET: Please Phone Earth (1992) as a Narrator/scriptwriter
A Close Encounter of the Second Kind (1992) as a Presenter
Space Shuttle Discovery (1993) as a Narrator
Electric Skies (1994) as a Producer/narrator
Arthur C. Clarke: Visionary (1995) as a Presenter
Wonders of Weather (13-part series) (1996) as a Producer
Black Holes (1997) as a Producer
Raging Planet (10-part series) (1997/98) as a Narrator
Ekranoplan: The Caspian Sea Monster (1998) as a Narrator
Killer Earth (1998) as a Narrator
Universe: Beyond the Millennium (4-part series) (1999) as a Producer
Stormforce (1999) as a Narrator
Stephen Hawking: a Profile (2002) as a Presenter
Space Shuttle: Human Time Bomb? (2003) as a Narrator/writer
Heather Couper Net Worth:
No doubt she garnered lots of love and money while following her passion as an astronomer. There is no information available regarding her net worth.
Trivia: Important Facts about Heather Couper
- She was born in Wallasey, England and attended Hayden School in Northwood Hills.
- Died at Aylesbury, UK after short illness and spending about three weeks at hospital.
- From her childhood, she fell in love with astronomy.
- She was the kind of that person who easily amused by superstition but didn’t really take it seriously.
- Asteroid which was discovered by C. Torres in 1971, given the name of Heather in order to provide honor to Heather Couper.
- Apart from an astronomer, she was famous for lecture tours and public engagements regarding astrology across the world.