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broadcaster and astronomer Heather Couper has died at the age of 70 years.
Dr. Couper appeared on the BBC's Blue Peter and The Sky At Night programs, as well as the presentation and production of acclaimed science documentaries.
she was tables a "charisma. and passionate science communicators," he said.
Born in 1949, she fell in love with astronomy as a child and remembered A Day in the year 1968, when she realized astronomy had not only "for the chaotic old men in tweed jackets, not more".
she went home and wrote in her diary: "I would like to know how to help. I would like to make known and to make known the science. "
So she left her management trainee job at Top Shop to a research assistant at The Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.
Sir Patrick later recalled: "of course, she wrote me when she was a little girl and said, 'is there a future for me in astronomy?' And I said, 'of course, there is. "And I tried to give her a hand. "Astronaut application
"If something is blown up, I would think, 'Oh, Christ! Which wire goes where?'"