Heather is an international broadcaster and writer on astronomy, space and science. Although a trained scientist, she has spent the last eighteen years working entirely in the media. She has hosted two C4 series on British television, several TV programmes, a video, and many radio shows. Her TV tie-in Universe has been a bestseller.Away from TV and radio, Heather enjoys stimulating the public awareness of science – particularly amongst adults, where the understanding of controversial issues is critical. She is past-President of both the British Astronomical Association (1984-86) and the Society for Popular Astronomy (1987-89). Heather was awarded a CBE in the Queens Birthday Honours 2007.