A tribute to Wallasey born astronomer Heather Couper (1949-2020) and her passion for life


1986 Halley’s Comet payed its orbital visit

On the clearest, darkest night

Looking skyward with naked eyes

Comet and tail obvious against the stars

Media covered the historic occasion

The Sky at Night had a special guest

Heather Couper stood outside

Enthusiasm infectious

Finding her target through telescope

Delight written large upon her face

As she waved a mittened hand skyward

Declaring with a smile “hello Halley!”

I think I fell in love a little right there



#inspirational #love #humour

◄ To Dream Of Greatness

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Tue 26th Jan 2021 08:23

Indeed, she was one inspirational woman. Easily explaining astro-physics in a way all could follow.

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