Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2019-Jul-17 13:17 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Astronomers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Links in tweets originated by astronomers in the past 14 days, ordered by retweets-per-follower averaged over each tweet of the link. Below, each link is presented in the context of the particular tweet with the highest retweets per follower.

1. One retweet per 54 followers (average):

En el último capítulo del #AstrónomoIndignado2 sale una actriz con un premio Max, @SerendipioR, varias peinetas tipo Martirio y un unicornio. Si con esto no nos hacemos virales, yo ya... @iaaucc @FECYT_Ciencia @GTCtelescope @mc2coruna https://t.co/gNlXvkgps5

— Manuel Gonzalez (@manolux4444) July 10, 2019

2. One retweet per 64 followers (average):

LGBT+ scientists affected by discrimination https://t.co/vNO95tvy3H

— Dr. Alfredo Carpineti 🏳️‍🌈 (@DrCarpineti) July 5, 2019

3. One retweet per 64 followers (average):

This got sent to me on slack, and made me audibly gasp. It's taken by Kevin Reil, DOE scientist on @LSST credit: K. Reil LSST/AURA/SLAC/NSF/DOE. https://t.co/BGSpIuO0JA pic.twitter.com/zGzyMYOov8

— Gautham Narayan (@gsnarayan) July 3, 2019

4. One retweet per 68 followers (average):

Before the astronauts went to the moon, they went to America’s National Parks. Special edition posters available now. https://t.co/pDj302Snba #ApolloXI #NPS #Apollo #july20 #Apollo50 #Apollo50th pic.twitter.com/JjijTk9CAS

— Tyler Nordgren (@NightSkyPark) July 12, 2019

5. One retweet per 75 followers (average):

"Slides," sort of, from my #scipy2019 talk "Getting Lost in Community Building," can be found here: https://t.co/9Yt34wTyvL

— Matthew Turk (@powersoffour) July 11, 2019

6. One retweet per 81 followers (average):

This is an old blog post but for me it is very interesting to read and might be useful to students. How To Read A Mathematics Textbook https://t.co/gE3kK3xGSD via @wordpressdotcom

— Norhasliza Yusof (@norhaslizayusof) July 13, 2019

7. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

How a young colorful Earth can provide the template to find surface life on exoplanets - Expanding the Timeline for Earth’s Photosynthetic Red Edge Biosignature https://t.co/ysgwg81LCk via @IOPscience @CSInst pic.twitter.com/eooWD8ghyv

— Lisa Kaltenegger (@KalteneggerLisa) July 10, 2019

8. One retweet per 88 followers (average):

The @ERC_Research announced biggest ever annual injection of funding in blue-sky research. €2.2 billion will be made available in 2020 to support ~1,100 team leaders and an ~8,000 postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and other research staff https://t.co/0bCjUFwdIo

— Gianfranco Bertone (@gfbertone) July 7, 2019

9. One retweet per 92 followers (average):

Liftoff for the @ISRO's #GSLV MkIII rocket and #Chandrayaan2 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota is scheduled for 02:51 tomorrow, July 15 (so that's 14:21 PDT, 17:21 EDT, 21:51 GMT - 1 day). Watch live at, https://t.co/9uMAntteYg.

— Alasdair Allan (@aallan) July 14, 2019

10. One retweet per 100 followers (average):

Some of my thoughts as we near the 25th anniversary of the Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacts on Jupiter https://t.co/NfEpSvcChp pic.twitter.com/C2nbIazdNn

— Dr Heidi B. Hammel (@hbhammel) July 15, 2019

11. One retweet per 100 followers (average):

As a reminder an up-to-date list of Physics GRE policies for astronomy programs is available here: https://t.co/1OA5YWrykd

— James Guillochon (@astrocrash) July 12, 2019

12. One retweet per 104 followers (average):

Fotos del Eclipse Total de Sol del 2 de Julio 2019 tomadas por @DMontesG desde Atacama (Incahuasi), Chile, #IAUS354#EclipseSolar2019 #Eclipse2019 #TSE2019 #totaleclipse #solareclipse @ObservaUCM @Fisicas_UCM @unicomplutense
Ver galería de fotos aquí: https://t.co/RpwAgq7zcc pic.twitter.com/BwlUCjBgGN

— David Montes (@DMontesG) July 3, 2019

13. One retweet per 106 followers (average):

My letter on the dodgy #climate claims of Valentina Zharkova being given an uncritical run in @australian by Graham Lloyd.

The Sun-Earth distance hasn't been rapidly changing in recent centuries, nor will it during the coming millennium. https://t.co/cvZVDh2Z9m pic.twitter.com/wovblsOE00

— Michael Brown (@MJIBrown) July 14, 2019

14. One retweet per 111 followers (average):

Sei’ichi Watanabe says that the 2nd touchdown for Hayabusa2 seems to be within 1m of the target point! The artificial crater is about 20m away, and is thought to have showered the touchdown site with sub-surface ejecta during creation. (Press conference: https://t.co/k86fJEXTTb) pic.twitter.com/DRAt1c3kcH

— Elizabeth Tasker (@girlandkat) July 11, 2019

15. One retweet per 117 followers (average):

Europe's Galileo navigation satellite system is out of action - it's been down for a few days which is a pretty serious outage with no explanation https://t.co/NwmlZBT3Yx https://t.co/9E3lgNR0Ne

— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) July 14, 2019

16. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

Been keeping this a secret for a while but the first episode of my new @BBCRadio4 show with @aliterative is being broadcast at 9pm tomorrow! Stranger Than Sci-Fi looks at science and sci-fi and how they influence each other. Check it out! https://t.co/KMjcwmbM6N

— Dr Jen Gupta (@jen_gupta) July 16, 2019

17. One retweet per 120 followers (average):

Can we all agree that "astronaut" is a job description? The correct term for the paying customer is "passenger".

Some things you can buy; other things you earn.


— Richard Easther (@REasther) July 11, 2019

18. One retweet per 124 followers (average):

Our Population II based calib of SNe Ia is out (https://t.co/Z8WyS04wkA). We get 69.8 km/s /Mpc +/- 0.8 (1.1% stat) +/- 1.7 (2.4% sys).

This is 1.2 sigma consistent w/ Planck and 1.7 sigma consistent w/ the Cepheid-based calibration.

There is A LOT to unpack, but there it is

— Dr. Rachael Beaton (@rareflwr41) July 16, 2019

19. One retweet per 132 followers (average):

I want no part in military-enforced astronomy.

“Gov. Ige said unarmed National Guard units will be used to transport personnel and supplies and enforce some road closures, but they will not be used in a law enforcement capacity during planned protests.” https://t.co/qV7nxni48u

— Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🏳️‍🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) July 15, 2019

20. One retweet per 135 followers (average):

Hoy la primera entrega de la serie que escribí para @elespectador a proposito del 50 aniversario del primer alunizaje: "Llegar a la Luna: el viaje de los sueños" https://t.co/16jTbbNQch via @elespectador #Apollo11

— Juan Diego Soler (@juandiegosoler) July 14, 2019