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Heather Couper R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jude Fawley, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  2. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Aw, I remember her. RIP.
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  3. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

  4. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Sad news. Loved her combination of enthusiasm and expert knowledge.
  5. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    She always came across as a passionate enthusiast - she must have been responsible for a significant number of women considering Astronomy and Space as a realistic career option, when perhaps they might not have done. You'd have wanted her to be your Science teacher wouldn't you? RIP
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  6. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    Heather Couper on the Sky at Night: that takes me back. She was a welcome relief from Patrick Moore.
  7. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter


    I usually like intelligent women, being cute is a bonus
  8. HistoryEducator

    HistoryEducator Occasional commenter

    Another person far too young to die.
  9. WB

    WB Occasional commenter

    As an extremely good presenter and able scientist she deserves better than to be remembered as cute.

    I remember her as the presenter of Heavens Above a programme I loved. I remember her passion for astonomy and her ability to communicate and her knowledge. I would loved to have studied astophysics but I'm not bright enough - she was and I respect her for that.
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
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  10. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Me too. :(
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  11. smurphy6

    smurphy6 Senior commenter

    I also remember her. Godspeed Heather.
  12. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    Can't remember who first said it but we are all stardust. RIP Heather
  13. Morninglover

    Morninglover Lead commenter

    Joni Mitchell? In the lyrics to 'Woodstock'?

    I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I asked him, where are you going
    And this he told me
    I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
    I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
    I'm going to camp out on the land
    I'm going to try an' get my soul free
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we've got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden
    Then can I walk beside you
    I have come here to lose the smog
    And I feel to be a cog in something turning
    Well maybe it is just the time of year
    Or maybe it's the time of man
    I don't know who l am
    But you know life is for learning
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we've got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden
    By the time we got to Woodstock
    We were half a million strong
    And everywhere there was song and celebration
    And I dreamed I saw the bombers
    Riding shotgun in the sky
    And they were turning into butterflies
    Above our nation
    We are stardust
    Billion year old carbon
    We are golden
    Caught in the devil's bargain
    And we've got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden
  14. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    I did say that was a bonus- not the main thing.

    I did - that might be what sets us apart? ;)
  15. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Awww........that is sad news.
  16. WB

    WB Occasional commenter

    I admire and respect your interlect. I wish I was a bright as you.

    As for your "cute" comment, would it have been less sad if a female astronomer who, in your opinion, was unattractive had died?
  17. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    No, If it makes you feel any better I was no less sad when Patrick Moore and Fred Hoyle died.

    You don't - I'd hate to see you diminished. I honestly think that most people could study it - if they put the work in. I'm sure that there's something which you know far more about than I do. I also think that the world would not have been a Better place had Einstein focused less on Science and more on his football skills. Specialising is what makes humans good.
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  18. WB

    WB Occasional commenter

    I did A level physics and my maths ability ran out! So I'm not sure I am bright enough!
  19. WB

    WB Occasional commenter

    Patrick Moore books I loved! I tried to read Fred Hoyle's books on cosmology but couldn't follow them!

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