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Astronomers' Recent Top Links

Updated: 2018-Nov-20 13:19 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 20 followers (average):

An exciting planet candidate - a cold super-Earth - was announced today by a raft of #exoplaneteers including twitterati @johannateske, @astrojennb, and more, orbiting one of the closest stars to us - a nearby, fast-moving red star called Barnard's star!https://t.co/eBldlV5Y1G

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) November 14, 2018

2. One retweet per 21 followers (average):

The final shutdown commands were sent to the spacecraft yesterday -- the same day, 388 years ago, that Johannes Kepler himself died. #CosmicPoetry #Kepler @NASAKepler
Kepler Space Telescope Bid ‘Goodnight’ With Final Set of Commands https://t.co/VESkPAhc6Q

— Natalie Batalha (@nbatalha) November 16, 2018

3. One retweet per 24 followers (average):

A reminder to everyone that Gwinnett County has a very large number of uncounted absentee ballots that were rejected for very minor issues such as writing the current date instead of the birthdate on the envelope. @Carolyn4GA7 https://t.co/oIGCyOEpxK

— David Charbonneau (@ExoCharbonneau) November 9, 2018

4. One retweet per 50 followers (average):

And it's live! In radial velocity data spanning 20 years, astronomers have found the faint sinusoidal signal of a planet around #BarnardsStar, one of our Sun's nearest neighbours! https://t.co/woZ6pdXgCO pic.twitter.com/JNFzbYdfSt

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) November 14, 2018

5. One retweet per 60 followers (average):

ATTENTION exoplanet folks who are looking for a postdoc job! I would love to talk to you about opportunities at UT Austin. We have a vibrant, growing exoplanet group here with observers, theorists, and instrument builders. Email/DM me (and apply!) https://t.co/7BL6dO6W3Z

— Caroline Morley (@AstroCaroline) November 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 62 followers (average):

Geeze, we lost another $134M from the research budget here in Australia while I was flying home from Europe https://t.co/BMsNagHcBe

— Brian Schmidt (@cosmicpinot) November 12, 2018

7. One retweet per 64 followers (average):

Astrónomo: ¿Aficionado, amateur o no profesional? Se agradece la difusion de la encuesta.https://t.co/gET84rLnIw @El_Lobo_Rayado @agomezroldan @JA_Vaquerizo @aogaog2 @javierarmentia

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) November 8, 2018

8. One retweet per 69 followers (average):

Exciting new paper led by PhD students @Astro_Sestitof and @Nico_Longeard this morning! We use #GaiaDR2 astrometry and photometry to get the distances to all known ultra-metal poor ([Fe/H]<-4.0) stars known to date. 1/19 https://t.co/rrWKKkJpcp

— Nicolas Martin (@nfmartin1980) November 9, 2018

9. One retweet per 91 followers (average):

The release candidate of @astropy v3.1 is out. This means please try it out, and report any significant bugs! That lets us catch them before the 3.1 release. `pip install astropy==3.1rc1` is the magic incantation. If you can please record your test run at https://t.co/fzdt6PizDt

— Erik Tollerud (@eteq) November 16, 2018

10. One retweet per 97 followers (average):

All seven Space Bar posters are now available for sale on https://t.co/rvMBKCEW5z. They are being printed and will ship Dec 11 in time for Christmas. pic.twitter.com/9Rx9oCWSFk

— Tyler Nordgren (@NightSkyPark) November 19, 2018

11. One retweet per 98 followers (average):

Interested in doing a PhD on using accreting neutron stars to study the densest nuclear goo in the Universe, with me and co-supervisor Oliver Porth? We're hiring! Deadline November 23. https://t.co/vf8fBtAn4M

— Dr Anna Watts (@drannawatts) November 7, 2018

12. One retweet per 119 followers (average):

Newly discovered nearby brown dwarf WISE J064336.71-022315.4
found in @ESAGaia at 14 parsecs, appears to have passed w/i 1.4 parsecs of Sun ~100,000 yrs ago @ 143 km/s https://t.co/cJFotw7qtC
Spec type L8 & high velcty measured w/ Palomar 5-m/TripleSpec #astronomy @browndwarfs

— Eric Mamajek (@EricMamajek) November 7, 2018

13. One retweet per 128 followers (average):

THE NEW CHAIR OF THE HOUSE SCIENCE COMMITTEE IS A #BLACKANDSTEM WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson <3 https://t.co/60fNB3UHEM

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) November 7, 2018

14. One retweet per 130 followers (average):

The Pristine survey is looking to hire 2 postdocs in France, in Strasbourg and in Nice, thanks to our @AgenceRecherche funding! Both positions are for at least 2 years and deadline to apply is January 7th. 1/4https://t.co/Pjz0Z4TH5qhttps://t.co/w0vbJQQJpN

— Nicolas Martin (@nfmartin1980) November 18, 2018

15. One retweet per 130 followers (average):

The Pristine survey is looking to hire 2 postdocs in France, in Strasbourg and in Nice, thanks to our @AgenceRecherche funding! Both positions are for at least 2 years and deadline to apply is January 7th. 1/4https://t.co/Pjz0Z4TH5qhttps://t.co/w0vbJQQJpN

— Nicolas Martin (@nfmartin1980) November 18, 2018

16. One retweet per 135 followers (average):

Alejandro Sánchez @alesanper del @equomadrid propone hacer un mapa de contaminación lumínica de Madrid en las III Jornadas sobre contaminación lumínica de la sierra de Guadarrama pero ya está hecho por @unicomplutense https://t.co/TYNsxxgGFd pic.twitter.com/OVsYAcgqoj

— Jaime Zamorano (@cefalopodo) November 17, 2018

17. One retweet per 142 followers (average):

En el blog > ¿Es ‘Oumuamua una vela estelar alienígena? https://t.co/HuxWDmmsyU

— Daniel Marín (@Eurekablog) November 6, 2018

18. One retweet per 155 followers (average):

AAS members: Please vote for my dear friend Dra. Nicole Cabrera Salazar (@jazztronomy), running to join the Nominating Committee - charged with selecting the Board of Trustees (that Society's ruling body). #LatinaExcellence
Here's her Candidate Statement:https://t.co/yiZztqrlcN pic.twitter.com/VYQLbWnT90

— Profe Jorge Moreno, PhD (@astroboy_moreno) November 16, 2018

19. One retweet per 163 followers (average):

My unofficial sketch for Oliver White’s new @NatureAstronomy paper about Pluto’s unique Washboard Terrains (https://t.co/HfosptbxE3)!

Pits in nitrogen ice glaciers collect debris, that are left as washboards when the glaciers sublimate away. @NewHorizons2015 pic.twitter.com/O6i83k80Mc

— James Tuttle Keane (@jtuttlekeane) November 12, 2018

20. One retweet per 168 followers (average):

--> December 3, 2018 - 6:31 a.m. EST <--
Mark your calendars!

Canadian Astronaut @Astro_DavidS will be launching to the @Space_Station, along with his two crewmates: Oleg Kononenko (Russia) and @AstroAnnimal (USA).https://t.co/dlrx3ffZ2N pic.twitter.com/T5ruQfoQHW

— Jesse Rogerson (@jesserogerson) November 15, 2018