Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2017-Nov-23 12:44 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 4 followers:

Ça va trop loin cette histoire d'écriture inclusive. pic.twitter.com/4xiRUhCXCH

— Sébastien Carassou (@FlashCordon) November 22, 2017

2. One retweet per 20 followers:

You’re jealous that your astronomy department lobby doesn’t have an amazing scale model of the solar neighbourhood out to 12pc built by @kevinkhu, admit it. pic.twitter.com/QKFW5Hdhxn

— Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) November 18, 2017

3. One retweet per 21 followers:

The NSF has decided to keep @NAICobservatory open!!!! That's the Record of Decision!!!! They chose "Collaboration with interested parties for continued science-focused operations".

— Ed Rivera-Valentín (@PlanetTreky) November 16, 2017

4. One retweet per 23 followers:

Slow handclap for my PhD Alma mater @unisouthampton. 75 academic jobs to go, even in top-scoring departments, AND THEY ARE HIRING A CHAUFFEUR FOR THE VC? https://t.co/vqUb3pBbKv

— Anna Watts (@drannawatts) November 18, 2017

5. One retweet per 25 followers:

Undergrads thinking about doing physics: please consider double majoring in an area like African-American studies or gender and sexuality studies. We need more physicists firmly grounded in timely humanist intellectual work. #BlackandSTEM

— Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🇧🇧 (@IBJIYONGI) November 20, 2017

6. One retweet per 26 followers:

It's official! I have been two months without electric power in my home, like most people in Puerto Rico. Our vegetation recovered faster than our electric grid. 😕

— Prof. Abel Méndez (@ProfAbelMendez) November 20, 2017

7. One retweet per 28 followers:

I remain confused as to why scientists would collude to conceal one looming apocalypse (Nibiru) while going to considerable effort to fabricate another (climate change)

— Rachael Livermore (@rhaegal) November 20, 2017

8. One retweet per 30 followers:

Wet blanket for thoughts ‘Oumuamua might be artificial: it had the most boring, slow inbound velocity. W/r to Galactic circular velocity, solar system ran into it like a piece of driftwood. If it was artificial, you’d think someone would make an interstellar probe, uh, fast?

— Eric Mamajek (@EricMamajek) November 21, 2017

9. One retweet per 32 followers:

IMPRESSIVE 2017 LEONID FIREBALL DISPLAY recorded by the #Red_SPMN Fireball list https://t.co/DHPOM1wtI7 @AsteroidDay @cefalopodo @jmmadiedo @elsegundoluz @AASCV @TomasMolinaB @AstroyFisica @asrivkin @IAU_org @IyC_es @iSpaceSci @CSIC @CSICCat @FireballsSky @MinorPlanetCtr @pmisson pic.twitter.com/Itpz3xNPYA

— Dr. Josep M. Trigo (@Josep_Trigo) November 20, 2017

10. One retweet per 34 followers:

We're making gifs of astronomy data at #dotastro to make it so the gifs available in social media @GIPHY integrations are also real science 👍#scicomm pic.twitter.com/2lLLj6HLQB

— Becky Smethurst (@becky1505) November 17, 2017

11. One retweet per 35 followers:

At least two (very likely more) major west coast physics departments have ZERO women students in their first year graduate class. It's 2017. If this happens, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG. https://t.co/1fXJ1d6U7t

— Risa Wechsler (@RisaWechsler) November 17, 2017

12. One retweet per 39 followers:

Almost exactly one year after defending my PhD, I finally get to speak publicly about my experiences in grad school (Thread)https://t.co/KZHKYHQKyD

— (((Nicole C.))) (@jazztronomy) November 20, 2017

13. One retweet per 44 followers:

To anyone who thinks scientists can cooperate enough to engage in a conspiracy, I present My Inbox. These people would struggle to agree that the sky is blue.

— Rachael Livermore (@rhaegal) November 20, 2017

14. One retweet per 51 followers:

We at Astronomy In Color wish to congratulate Dr. Christopher S. Moore for successfully defending his PhD thesis, becoming the first Black student to earn a doctorate from DPS-Boulder. Congratulations, Dr. Moore!https://t.co/aDbXkELgxd…/phd-defense-dr-chri… #BlackExcellence pic.twitter.com/OFU757gtFd

— Prof. Jorge Moreno (@astroboy_moreno) November 21, 2017

15. One retweet per 51 followers:

Today marks 2 mos of post-Maria effects on Puerto Rico. For many, that's 2 mos without utilities (e.g., water, power, comms). That's also 2 mos of being on survival mode. Worrying where you'll get food and clean water from. I put up with it for a month. Can't imagine 2... :( https://t.co/6UIvPQIKHD

— Ed Rivera-Valentín (@PlanetTreky) November 20, 2017

16. One retweet per 53 followers:

The pronunciation of 'Oumuamua, the name of the first interstellar asteroid (or exo-asteroid) discovered, an Hawaiian word meaning “a messenger from afar arriving first.” https://t.co/36A95HPPaE

— Franck Marchis (@AllPlanets) November 21, 2017

17. One retweet per 53 followers:

DM: You come to a clearing in the woods, which contains the entrance to a cave. What do you do?
Player: First we form a Science Interest Group, to identify motivational science drivers, and write a white paper. Then next cycle, we apply for funding for a Concept Study.#NASA_DnD

— Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) November 21, 2017

18. One retweet per 58 followers:

Sadly I am not a US citizen or resident, and so cannot contribute. https://t.co/Xb9KcAxGhv

— Bryan Gaensler (@SciBry) November 16, 2017

19. One retweet per 59 followers:

Here's an amazing shot showing mountains on #Pluto. pic.twitter.com/cBK1jd9kfz

— Andy Howell (@d_a_howell) November 17, 2017

20. One retweet per 60 followers:

This paper, by @rodluger and co, is incredible! Not only could we spot the #TRAPPIST1 exoplanets crossing their tiny star, but JWST can also see them crossing each other! That includes in-transit, out-of-transit, and even multiple times on the same orbit! https://t.co/xGDJ3NWGii pic.twitter.com/MDNNb2CV12

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) November 17, 2017