Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Apr-08 11:52 UTC. Entries: 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:

I know everyone's talking about looking forward to "going back to normal" but I'm hoping we recognize that we shouldn't go back to normal. Things need to change. Societal priorities need to change. How we treat people, needs to change.

— Dr. Sabine Stanley (@PlanetSabine) April 1, 2020

2. One retweet per 9 followers:

Hoy martes 7 de abril se registrará la Luna llena más grande del 2020.
Es un fenómeno comúnmente llamado "superluna" producido por el máximo acercamiento de la Luna a la Tierra o perigeo.
La Luna se verá un 14% más grande y 7% más brillante en el firmamento.
Disfrutelo desde casa pic.twitter.com/T9mM4yL3sn

— Juan Diego Soler (@juandiegosoler) April 7, 2020

3. One retweet per 13 followers:

Instead of doing my actual job, I've spent the last few days making a cross-stitch reproduction of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin's needlepoint of an X-ray image of the Cygnus Loop supernova remnant.

Here is a thread (pun 100% intended) about this work... (1/7) pic.twitter.com/CnhwKzcHHN

— Mia de los Reyes (@MiaDoesAstro) April 7, 2020

4. One retweet per 17 followers:

Kinda looks like the billionaires aren’t going to save us

— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) April 2, 2020

5. One retweet per 19 followers:

Actually discussed in a virtual meeting today: how to keep cats from accidentally commanding spacecraft while this work is going on in people's homes on laptops instead of inside a cat-free #NASA building 🤣🐱 #catsofquarantine pic.twitter.com/JDVouGGlYy

— Amber Straughn (@astraughnomer) April 7, 2020

6. One retweet per 21 followers:

This is the best of Britain https://t.co/2b0xqFwq69 (@.bennyuk on tiktok) pic.twitter.com/JauAoJaIdB

— AshleyNova, just tired tbh (@DrAshleyNova) April 4, 2020

7. One retweet per 22 followers:

Well, here it is folks. After many, many years of hard work my book it finally out! Can’t believe the timing, and there are obviously much bigger things you need to worry about right now, but if you want to dive into some aliens oceans, here you go! pic.twitter.com/jLd33WZ4wu

— Kevin Peter Hand (@Alienoceans) April 7, 2020

8. One retweet per 23 followers:

Why properly document code while writing it when you can do it a year later, slowly and with great difficulty

— Kaley Brauer (@kaleybrauer) April 7, 2020

9. One retweet per 34 followers:

I am so excited to finally share with all the #Critters out there, #MyPersonalCritRoleArtProject finally complete! After four months of hard work I present The @CriticalRole 's #Xhorhaus! https://t.co/XS9Uz2aX2U#CriticalRole #criticalrolefanart #Critters

— Gene Gordon (@porchdragon) April 2, 2020

10. One retweet per 36 followers:

It was a CAT scan

— A R Cooray (@acooray) April 6, 2020

11. One retweet per 36 followers:

La curva en Colombia. Yo sé que tienen afán de "reactivar la economía". Pero por ahora este comportamiento está salvando vidas. pic.twitter.com/LtYdjLHgqL

— Rafael Martínez Galarza (@juramaga) April 4, 2020

12. One retweet per 44 followers:

#ISS flyover sequence, from my backyard in Germany.

So stoked - basic eq.mount Newtonian, guided the telescope by hand & kept the ISS in the Telrad viewfinder, my wife operated the shutter on the laptop.#Astrophotography #Space @Todd_Scheve @DLR_next @ThePhotoHour @JPMajor pic.twitter.com/UCjJf6KqiA

— Kai Noeske (@kainoeske) April 1, 2020

13. One retweet per 44 followers:

Valencia apagará parte del alumbrado público durante el estado de alarma https://t.co/pUvEtgDusN

— Alejandro Sánchez (@pmisson) April 3, 2020

14. One retweet per 44 followers:

In case anyone needs it today, here's the @NASAHubble view of a favorite galaxy of mine, NGC 6946 aka The Fireworks Galaxy. It's called that bc while most galaxies will have one supernova a century, this one has had TEN! It is also "only" 25 million light years away. 🎆 pic.twitter.com/agc4jxySZP

— Yvette Cendes (@whereisyvette) April 7, 2020

15. One retweet per 46 followers:

Faleceu hoje a brilhante astrônoma Margaret Burbidge.

Sagan dizia "somos poeira estelar", baseado em evidências científicas apresentadas por ela e colegas num clássico artigo. O Ca em nossos ossos, o Fe em nosso sangre, foi feito no interior das estrelas.

Obrigado Margaret! RIP pic.twitter.com/CZA9UV7ptk

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) April 6, 2020

16. One retweet per 46 followers:

This is how Earth appears from the Moon during April 2020
Distance between Earth and Moon shown bottom left. Made with NASA images/data. pic.twitter.com/XugVf2gRWS

— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) April 6, 2020

17. One retweet per 47 followers:

All those younger programmers advocating “throwing that COBOL in the garbage and rewrite it from scratch,” don’t understand legacy systems. You should (almost) never rewrite from scratch, and (almost) never throw the legacy system away, it’s your institutional knowledge.

— Alasdair Allan (@aallan) April 5, 2020

18. One retweet per 49 followers:

When you make a sign error #ScienceAtHome pic.twitter.com/0oqJEBSgad

— Dr Emma Osborne 💫 (@Emmanigma) April 3, 2020

19. One retweet per 55 followers:

A clarification:

The hydroxychloroquine study at CHU de Nice is ongoing.

They have had to drop patients from the trial because of cardiac side effects; which are detected because they are running continuous electrocardiography.

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) April 8, 2020

20. One retweet per 55 followers:

A serious proposal: every recurring standing telecon meeting (whether it used to be in-person or was always remote) should now happen half as often as it used to. Weekly -> biweekly, biweekly -> bimonthly, quarterly virtual workshops -> twice a year, all down the line.

— Bruce Macintosh (@bmac_astro) April 3, 2020