Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2017-Feb-19 13:02 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Astronomers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Astronomers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 8 followers:

The @Harvard Dept of Astronomy will no longer require the Physics GRE for applications to our PhD program. This decision was based on:

— David Charbonneau (@ExoCharbonneau) February 14, 2017

2. One retweet per 12 followers:

(1) cost of exam (2) lack of correlation w research success (3) difficulty in taking exam in some countries (4) correlations w race & gender

— David Charbonneau (@ExoCharbonneau) February 14, 2017

3. One retweet per 14 followers:

I'm an #actuallivingscientist who teaches sedimentology & I'm worried about #OrovilleSpillway. Take a geology class! https://t.co/56LBz9PB4a pic.twitter.com/JXuwkHDhmW

— Dawn Sumner (@sumnerd) February 14, 2017

4. One retweet per 17 followers:

Thread for everyone represented by Republicans in US Congress. https://t.co/bk3C9uSl8I

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 14, 2017

5. One retweet per 18 followers:

❌Poor kids
❌Sick kids
❌Trans kids
❌Disabled kids
❌Muslim kids
❌Kids of Colour
❌All their Mothers
❌Fatal pregnancy complications
✔Fetuses https://t.co/tEdAemFyUo

— Removable 👽 Alien (@InvaderXan) February 13, 2017

6. One retweet per 23 followers:

In which Trump et al. continue to attempt to find ways to engage in ethnic cleansing. Do not let them, and tell Congress to #ImpeachTrump. https://t.co/wBPbX5ZVFM

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 17, 2017

7. One retweet per 30 followers:

As a physicist I am pretty confident in saying that president Trump has no fucking clue what he's talking about https://t.co/h4EzWbEMuy

— Dr Matt Burleigh (@Matt_Burleigh) February 16, 2017

8. One retweet per 31 followers:

Again, USA: Do not accept Trump's continued violations of the US Constitution, endangering American lives, and kleptocracy. #ImpeachTrump https://t.co/euDxXqOkUk

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 18, 2017

9. One retweet per 35 followers:

700nm is red
400nm is blue
But that assumes there's no Doppler effect
And I don't zoom towards you#AcademicValentine

— Alice Sheppard (@PenguinGalaxy) February 13, 2017

10. One retweet per 35 followers:

THIS picture. Frame it. 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/XPuRun9pQK

— Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) February 15, 2017

11. One retweet per 43 followers:

United States: Do not accept anything like this. And, again, tell Congress to #ImpeachTrump. https://t.co/kR5Az3TUfG

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) February 12, 2017

12. One retweet per 45 followers:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Pluto's cold heart
is convecting N2. pic.twitter.com/6oP9hWm5si

— Alex Parker (@Alex_Parker) February 14, 2017

13. One retweet per 49 followers:

And here is the first of collision of black holes we detected ft. "Kaala Rey" pic.twitter.com/880zcjlNtK

— Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) February 12, 2017

14. One retweet per 50 followers:

Here's a convenient chart showing relationships between Imperial length measurements. As you can see, it isn't needlessly complicated at all pic.twitter.com/uIZv9JIUKC

— Removable 👽 Alien (@InvaderXan) February 18, 2017

15. One retweet per 51 followers:

Removing free & open public data from the web is the 21st-century equivalent of book burning. https://t.co/spOSBhBSBx

— Matt Mechtley★💻☕️✊ (@biphenyl) February 15, 2017

16. One retweet per 56 followers:

Planet hunters! Two decades of Keck HIRES data are now public: https://t.co/RCBuvFRchn
61,000 measurements made on more than 1,600 stars.

— Jonathan Fortney (@jjfplanet) February 13, 2017

17. One retweet per 59 followers:

Constellation of Orion + slipping zoom lens = HYPERSPAAAACE! pic.twitter.com/qeunFOHGkW

— Alan Fitzsimmons (@FitzsimmonsAlan) February 18, 2017

18. One retweet per 60 followers:

The biases of NYT & Financial Times in acknowledging scientific advances from India. Timely piece by @bwoyblunder https://t.co/q8xSOkdXTH

— Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) February 16, 2017

19. One retweet per 65 followers:

"Bla bla bla science isn't political," they shouted while the Titanic sank. https://t.co/HN7aihrhnt

— Dr. Chanda 🇧🇧 (@IBJIYONGI) February 12, 2017

20. One retweet per 67 followers:

Worrying about NASA Earth Science programs - "rebalancing" is not a good word https://t.co/1ypSyIoMcZ

— Ellen Stofan (@EllenStofan) February 18, 2017