Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Jan-19 14:17 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:

What would a Fast Radio Burst sound like? Here's an illustration of a (simulated) CHIME FRB.

I took our 400-to-800 *Mega*Hertz range and converted it to audible 400-to-800 Hertz.

It starts with 2 seconds of noise, then the FRB signal is a tone sweeping high to low. pic.twitter.com/56Y663BQdU

— Dustin Lang (@dstndstn) January 12, 2019

2. One retweet per 8 followers:


— Grant Tremblay (@astrogrant) January 17, 2019

3. One retweet per 14 followers:

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

4. One retweet per 14 followers:

For anyone looking to fix, er, update their AAS calendar:

Mar 16: Caroline Herschel
May 10: Cecilia Payne
May 16: Nancy Roman
Jun 24: Carolyn Shoemaker
July 4: Henrietta Swan Leavitt
July 15: Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Jul 23: Vera Rubin
Aug 1: Maria Mitchell
Dec 11: Annie Jump Cannon https://t.co/mVmbeiJy1t

— Emily Levesque ✨🔭 (@emsque) January 14, 2019

5. One retweet per 15 followers:

Six tenure track professor positions for women in science @IoP_UvA and @uva_api in Amsterdam ! Please share widely and encourage excellent potential candidates to apply! https://t.co/o9MPhWcHBD

— Samaya Nissanke (@samayanissanke) January 14, 2019

6. One retweet per 21 followers:

Nevando a la altura del Observatorio del Teide @OOCC_IAC pic.twitter.com/4HA6D1a6kJ

— Olga Zamora (@omzamora) January 17, 2019

7. One retweet per 21 followers:

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

8. One retweet per 23 followers:

En la noche en el próximo lunes Enero 21, un eclipse total de luna será visible desde Colombia.
La Luna se oscurecerá y se verá de color rojo cuando la Tierra se interponga entre ella y el Sol.
Ni de sangre, ni de lobo, ni nada de eso, simplemente #EclipseDeLuna #NoSeLoPierda pic.twitter.com/zVC6TSVo7i

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

9. One retweet per 27 followers:

Active asteroid 6478 Gault last night from the @INGLaPalma after discovery by @TheGenghisKen @fallingstarIfA . The ejected dust extends > 400,000 km, more than the Earth-Moon distance.

From observations by @astrostevanus and @Sun_d_citizen @AstroQUB pic.twitter.com/Xc1ByV4OhJ

— Alan Fitzsimmons (@FitzsimmonsAlan) January 12, 2019

10. One retweet per 28 followers:

reminder that you don’t need to be “naturally gifted” at something to succeed. i spent most of my life thinking I was bad at math and so much worse at physics. with hard work and excellent mentors, I’m now an astrophysicist. if you’re passionate about something, GO FOR IT!

— Sarafina Nance (@starstrickenSF) January 15, 2019

11. One retweet per 31 followers:

The part of the govt that I draw my salary from is shut down, but the part that takes my student loan payment is up and running? 🙄🙄🙄🙄 #ShutdownStories

— Dr. Abbie (@abigailStev) January 14, 2019

12. One retweet per 33 followers:

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Lawyer; tribal administrator; fellow at the Department of Transportation.

— Michael Busch (@michael_w_busch) January 17, 2019

13. One retweet per 35 followers:

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

14. One retweet per 36 followers:

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

15. One retweet per 37 followers:

When a scientist explains something in a way that makes it as simple as possible, it is because they want you to understand. When a scientist explains something in a way that makes it as complicated as possible, it is because they want you not to question.

— Will Kinney (@WKCosmo) January 14, 2019

16. One retweet per 41 followers:

The Faculty of Science @UvA_Amsterdam has opened six tenure-track positions for women in the fields of astronomy, informatics, biodiversity & Earth sciences, physics, mathematics, life sciences or chemistry. Deadline: 4 Feb 2019 https://t.co/M3V11vrU9q pic.twitter.com/wIKz0bt2O5

— Gianfranco Bertone (@gfbertone) January 14, 2019

17. One retweet per 48 followers:

This, apparently, is the letter that @NASAPostdoc NPP holders received as late as *last night* - with no warning - informing them they wouldn't be paid as of today. #GovernmentShutdown pic.twitter.com/WoOaRw65bl

— Grant Tremblay (@astrogrant) January 17, 2019

18. One retweet per 49 followers:

READ THE WHOLE THREAD https://t.co/j4U6ew0yQU

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) January 13, 2019

19. One retweet per 51 followers:

Kind of astonishing to see both the US and UK governments light their own houses on fire based on some vague paranoid fear that someone else might want to come in

— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) January 17, 2019

20. One retweet per 53 followers:

I'm generally against anti-satellite weapons, but would make an exception for these jerks. https://t.co/NmlvTgcpfE

— Simon Porter (@AscendingNode) January 16, 2019