Egyptian TV interviews Heather and Nigel live during the 2006 total eclipse of the Sun
About Hencoup Enterprises
Hi! We're Nigel Henbest and Heather Couper, international science communicators based in the leafy Chiltern Hills, halfway between Oxford and London, England
Astrophysicists by training, we now popularise astronomy and space - not to mention weather, volcanoes, the countryside and archaeology. We cover all the media, from TV to newspapers, voice-overs to corporate presentations, radio to books.
Heather specialises in astrophysics - the cutting edge of research in the Universe, and Nigel - who will be flying into space as an astronaut with Virgin Galactic - majors on spaceflight.
Heather and Nigel are the expert astronomers on an amazing cruise
to observe a stunning total eclipse of the Sun on 3 November 2013. Along with ace comet-discoverer Alan Hale, we'll be on board the mega-yacht SeaDream II
, sailing from Lisbon to Barbados. More details here
- book your place
In addition to our own separate professional lives (see Heather's
own web pages) we collaborate on projects that benefit from a synergy of our combined skills and enthusiasm. And with names like Henbest and Couper, what else could we call ourselves but "Hencoup Enterprises"?!
We first met as undergraduates at the University of Leicester, England, where we discovered a mutual interest in science and the media - not to mention international travel, the English countryside, good veggie food and excellent New World wines!