The Astronomy Bible has just been published (see right for more details)!

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Welcome to 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.

Egyptian TV interviews Heather and Nigel live during the 2006 total eclipse of the Sun

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. Watch him in action on the YouTube channel Nigel Goes to Space!

In addition to our own separate professional lives (see Heather’s and Nigel’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!












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 The Astronomy Bible

We're very excited to introduce our latest book, The Astronomy Bible, which is now available at £14.99 in your local bookshop, or online from

Our comprehensive guide introduces the enthralling concepts of the Cosmos - explaining what, when and how to observe space, through to current theories on everything from Stonehenge to black holes, from starbirth to the Big Bang.

The Astronomy Bible shows you how to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and observe planets, comets and deep-sky objects.

Accessible, informative and fully-illustrated, this is an invaluable practical companion for anyone who loves stargazing.

We wish we'd had a copy of The Astronomy Bible to hand when we first took up stargazing!