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Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2019-Jan-19 14:15 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 14 followers (average):

Terry Crews On The Aftermath Of His Sexual Assault Confession: Black Women Lifted Me Up While Black Men Stayed Silent https://t.co/1msalwJhfQ

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) January 15, 2019

2. One retweet per 33 followers (average):

The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (a.k.a. Mount Stromlo Observatory) is advertising two faculty positions: https://t.co/eapb42pisw and https://t.co/o5GRw084XR. Note that at least one woman will be appointed. Please share widely!

— Matthew Colless (@MatthewColless) January 10, 2019

3. One retweet per 36 followers (average):

DYK that a team of Canadian scientists are hoping to build our very own space telescope named #CASTOR? And we’re hosting a logo competition for the mission right now! Open to all Canadians, deadline is March 1st 2019! #DontLetGoCanada #scicomm #spacehttps://t.co/ldMxCjHWYR pic.twitter.com/Jyz3D9SJka

— Nathalie N.-Q. Ouellette (@AngryAstroPanda) January 16, 2019

4. One retweet per 37 followers (average):

We're hiring! University of Amsterdam advertises 6 tenure-track faculty positions for talented female scientists across all disciplines, including astronomy. Check it out here: https://t.co/fyUg4sjdKH Exoplaneteers and Origins researchers especially encouraged! Deadline Feb 4. https://t.co/I9XkqzcVQE

— Jayne Birkby (@jaynebirkby) January 15, 2019

5. One retweet per 42 followers (average):

The NASA Postdoctoral Program contract runs out of money tomorrow! Please donate here to help these bright astronomers pay rent. They're contractors, so they won't receive backpay. https://t.co/6CRBxXM8pQ

— Courtney Dressing (@AstroDressing) January 17, 2019

6. One retweet per 46 followers (average):

Super excited to announce ASPIRE, the Astrophysics Summer Program for International Research in Amsterdam, NL! Open to BSc/MSc students worldwide, especially if your home country offers you few opportunities in such programs. Deadline Feb 8th, apply now! https://t.co/2xFdEzFgQE pic.twitter.com/ekeu5vQbzk

— Jayne Birkby (@jaynebirkby) January 9, 2019

7. One retweet per 46 followers (average):

Looking to make light curves of objects in the @NASA_TESS Full Frame Images? Announcing the beta release of the eleanor package! Just “pip install eleanor” for sector 1 light curves. Docs at https://t.co/QjEIZShccn and ask @afeinstein20 about it at #aas233 pic.twitter.com/MMFEUVlXS0

— Ben Montet (@benmontet) January 7, 2019

8. One retweet per 51 followers (average):

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun - the Saudi Arabian woman stuck in Bangkok airport, seeks asylum; if she is sent home to KSA, she is in danger of being killed by her family. #SaveRahaf https://t.co/kiZ4voOfcs

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) January 7, 2019

9. One retweet per 67 followers (average):

The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (a.k.a. Mount Stromlo Observatory) is advertising two faculty positions: https://t.co/eapb42pisw and https://t.co/o5GRw084XR. Note that at least one woman will be appointed. Please share widely!

— Matthew Colless (@MatthewColless) January 10, 2019

10. One retweet per 67 followers (average):

This lawyer tells me that *anyone* can file the request - and the more requests, the more pressure, and that this can be of help.

Here is a copy of the text. You can essentially copy-paste most of this - except your personal information. #SaveRahaf https://t.co/jqpA4j9jbO

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) January 7, 2019

11. One retweet per 70 followers (average):

I am told by a lawyer via DM, that Thailand is party to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women [CEDAW, info here: https://t.co/ywTp0AcZMO …]

They have filed a complaint vs Thailand on @rahaf84427714 's behalf. #SaveRahaf TY!

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) January 7, 2019

12. One retweet per 70 followers (average):

Applications for the @CarnegieAstro Summer Program are open! New this year: the application is open to all students in Southern California.
Under-represented minorities, first-gen college students, and women encouraged to apply.https://t.co/ZD1FmNDZnR

— Dr. Rachael Beaton (@rareflwr41) January 14, 2019

13. One retweet per 72 followers (average):

"We often forget about one form of environmental damage: light pollution. ... Fortunately, it’s also the easiest type of pollution to fix." (via @PopSci) https://t.co/ewEc6higAq

— Dr. John Barentine FRAS (@JohnBarentine) January 11, 2019

14. One retweet per 75 followers (average):

The "ultra-diffuse" dwarf NGC 1052-DF2 is back in the news with two new papers better-measuring the kinematics of its stars and GCs:https://t.co/CVcMdV3nCNhttps://t.co/pVaGgCbpum

I couldn't help but notice how similar DF2 is to the nearby Sagittarius dwarf

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— Justin Read (@ReadDark) January 16, 2019

15. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

'The Faintest Dwarf Galaxies' from @joshuadsimon is on the arXiv today. There's a lot to cover in this field, and Josh does a great job in this review. And, there's still lots more to learn. https://t.co/7d5wVkzQVJ pic.twitter.com/3ANywbgxiY

— Mike Boylan-Kolchin (@MBKplus) January 18, 2019

16. One retweet per 83 followers (average):

Hey undergrads! Interested in research in physics at @Stanford this summer? Please consider applying to the Leadership Alliance and/or CAMPARE programs by February 1. Both programs target students from historically underrepresented groups; more info here: https://t.co/fa8LlGaEKt

— Risa Wechsler (@RisaWechsler) January 17, 2019

17. One retweet per 86 followers (average):

Shout out to Mark Cheung for giving permission to PL to show this absolutely fantastic video! NCAR/UCAR issued a media release about their work on a simulation of a solar flare! Beautifully explained too!... https://t.co/d0Hq82Eg4W

— Nathalie A. Cabrol (@shasta721) January 17, 2019

18. One retweet per 90 followers (average):

These days when I think about the various shifts that life brings, I find this comic brings me comfort: @zachweiner #smbc https://t.co/jPsmXeyjT7

— Nicholas Hunt-Walker (@nhuntwalker) January 10, 2019

19. One retweet per 92 followers (average):

When the Canadian government pointed out that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has imprisoned women who want to #EndGuardianship your King ended the studies of 7000 Saudi Citizens. Some were my students. Your King is unjust. And ridiculous. https://t.co/hXTu48lD4Y

— Robert Rutledge (@rerutled) January 11, 2019

20. One retweet per 98 followers (average):

Currently being silenced by your institution over sexual misconduct you experienced or witnessed? I’ve uploaded my legal settlement which waived the confidentiality imposed on me here https://t.co/qrYxqHxOiI #metooSTEM #metoo #astrosh

— Emma Chapman (@DrEOChapman) January 18, 2019