Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2017-May-23 11:39 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 6 followers:

ALERT:@tsboyajian's star is dipping

This is not a drill.

Astro tweeps on telescopes in the next 48 hours: spectra please!

— Jason Wright (@Astro_Wright) May 19, 2017

2. One retweet per 10 followers:

To those who think we shouldn't worry about space resource property rights yet: it's already happening. https://t.co/Nfx9HfWFaS #spacelaw

— Laura Seward Forczyk (@LauraForczyk) May 20, 2017

3. One retweet per 15 followers:

The hypocrisy of the US government for $110B in arms sales to Saudi Arabia is astounding. https://t.co/jSUO1Mi1g6 pic.twitter.com/udisdkh7C4

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) May 21, 2017

4. One retweet per 16 followers:

... what, really?! 🐻 pic.twitter.com/phj8H4C7DR

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) May 23, 2017

5. One retweet per 17 followers:

Scientists! If you value democracy, and want a say in it, #register2vote! Deadline is 2359 BST tonight. https://t.co/XZLxkZBZg3 pic.twitter.com/Ip0Fl4cegu

— Robert Massey (@RobertMMassey) May 22, 2017

6. One retweet per 21 followers:

".. the best reporters of their generation are participating in the journalistic equivalent of a dunking contest." https://t.co/6wzBRECrdP

— Andy Howell (@d_a_howell) May 16, 2017

7. One retweet per 23 followers:

#TabbysStar IS DIPPING! OBSERVE!! @NASAKepler @LCO_Global @keckobservatory @AAVSO @nexssinfo @NASA @NASAHubble @Astro_Wright @BerkeleySETI

— Tabetha Boyajian (@tsboyajian) May 19, 2017

8. One retweet per 24 followers:

A better shot of the new patch for @NASAEuropa by Ashley Casteel. There are 9 stars for science instruments. 3 sides for main science goals. pic.twitter.com/5zjFOXqPGs

— julie_rathbun (@LokiVolcano) May 17, 2017

9. One retweet per 27 followers:

Hi @BillNye, I'm a non-binary astrophysicist who studies exploding binary stars, whether they're dead or alive. #BillMeetScienceTwitter pic.twitter.com/F0XVMU30UJ

— JJ Eldridge (@astro_jje) May 19, 2017

10. One retweet per 29 followers:

27 years ago today, Mt. St. Helens erupted & Douglas Geisler wrote perhaps the best telescope log entry of all time https://t.co/Q8SXGWPDnG pic.twitter.com/vBz8OFFdym

— Jake VanderPlas (@jakevdp) May 18, 2017

11. One retweet per 37 followers:

Heres the figure I showed in the livestream summarizing the (public) observations taken so far. Black dashed isn't a fit but old Kepler data pic.twitter.com/cO8yn2QvBx

— David Kipping (@david_kipping) May 21, 2017

12. One retweet per 41 followers:

I really want to start a conversation about all the ways disabled ppl & our lives are perceived as a burden, a problem. #DisabledNotABurden

— Jess ♿ & Hubble🐕 (@Enceladosaurus) May 20, 2017

13. One retweet per 42 followers:

Another awesome hashtag to join in #ThisIsWhatNonBinaryLooksLike and #ILookLikeAScientist ! pic.twitter.com/eZBRD4YGQi

— JJ Eldridge (@astro_jje) May 20, 2017

14. One retweet per 43 followers:

If you're wondering what the #tabbysstar buzz is all about.. https://t.co/PFubMXKtMa via @TEDTalks

— Tabetha Boyajian (@tsboyajian) May 21, 2017

15. One retweet per 44 followers:

the newest light curve for #TabbysStar from LCO 0.4m scopes shows it has a complex shape. And its not over yet! @LCO_Global pic.twitter.com/wsIKK0JLJI

— Tabetha Boyajian (@tsboyajian) May 21, 2017

16. One retweet per 47 followers:

Thanks @nbc-ALive news for this 🤓 pic.twitter.com/XRp2mbmFHA

— Dr. Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) May 20, 2017

17. One retweet per 48 followers:

JAXA is planning a mission to the Jupiter trojans. A sample return trip is being considered, but it would take 30 years! —Okada #JpGUAGU17

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) May 22, 2017

18. One retweet per 49 followers:

KIC 8462852 is dimming again, and we are all are excited. Multiple telescopes will survey the star. #tabbysstar https://t.co/ICxlY1yOkJ

— Franck Marchis (@AllPlanets) May 20, 2017

19. One retweet per 50 followers:

Jupiter is pretty: https://t.co/8imJhmPtda (Images processed by @_TheSeaning) pic.twitter.com/kSwVoGU2GJ

— Ryan Anderson (@Ryan_B_Anderson) May 22, 2017

20. One retweet per 51 followers:

Reminder, USA: Betsy DeVos owns a share of a student loan debt collection agency. #RemoveDeVos https://t.co/BW8riyTG1W

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) May 21, 2017