Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Nov-17 12:49 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 10 followers:

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— Anna Hughes (@AnnaGHughes) November 15, 2019

2. One retweet per 17 followers:

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— Ed Rivera-ValentΓ­n πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (@PlanetTreky) November 13, 2019

3. One retweet per 22 followers:

Every SpaceX launch comes with a new episode of my favourite sitcom: "Rocket-bros telling professional astronomers that their problems will be over when Elon Musk launches all ground-based observatories into space."

— Juan Carlos Munoz (@astro_jcm) November 11, 2019

4. One retweet per 24 followers:

A classic example of why we need to complicate our narratives about celebrating "diversity." This lab is led by a woman of color and has students of color in it, and they are doing some fuckshit that aids and abets mass incarceration, housing, and employment discrimination. https://t.co/1ncfbLYd0J

— πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Chanda Prescod-Weinstein πŸ™…πŸ½β€β™€οΈ (@IBJIYONGI) November 11, 2019

5. One retweet per 24 followers:

Don't forget to catch Mercury crossing the Sun tomorrow! Last chance for US folks for the next 30 years. Online live streams here: https://t.co/WvVI2Ge7cY#MercuryTransit2019

— Dr. Jennifer L. Hoffman ✨ (@astroprofhoff) November 11, 2019

6. One retweet per 34 followers:


Do you use and/or write scientific software?

Do you want to help scientific software get academic credit?

If so, please volunteer to review for @JOSS_TheOJ: https://t.co/N150OL1dzA

We're getting a lot of (esp. astro) submissions and the reviewers are working overtime!

— Dan F-M (@exoplaneteer) November 12, 2019

7. One retweet per 36 followers:

This factcheck on fuel reduction burns and Barnaby Joyce’s bizarre accusations is very good. Also a good counterpoint to today’s Australian front page. @readfearn https://t.co/ghjtnqDMRL

— Michael Brown (@MJIBrown) November 12, 2019

8. One retweet per 41 followers:

dear fellow astronomers: what do you think it means for something in nature to be worth protecting? why are we allowed to be angry or upset or annoyed when satellites are launched, but not when a telescope begins construction on a mountain?

— Mia de los Reyes (@MiaDoesAstro) November 12, 2019

9. One retweet per 50 followers:

Mark your calendars... https://t.co/Ld91LTi4rb

— Dr. John Barentine FRAS (@JohnBarentine) November 12, 2019

10. One retweet per 51 followers:

I sort of want to weigh this mantid and then, assuming a density of ~1 gm/cm^3, calculate its volume, but perhaps I'm just rho mantis sizing things. pic.twitter.com/cWiSjpbdgu

— Brian Wolven (@brianwolven) November 11, 2019

11. One retweet per 52 followers:

Science humor is one of my favorite types of humor. Here’s one of my favorite jokes: A photon checks into a hotel and is asked if he needs any help with his luggage. He says, β€œNo, I’m traveling light!”

Twitter, give me your best science jokes!

— Haley Wahl (@hwahl16) November 14, 2019

12. One retweet per 53 followers:

Police oppose Traveller and Gypsy camp crackdown, FOI shows - ⁦@ukhomeoffice⁩ & Tory hatred of difference flies in the face of police advice. https://t.co/pgSx5nZ9dK

— In need of a paddle #FBPE (@davecl42) November 14, 2019

13. One retweet per 57 followers:

What rubbish: "The EU has stood squarely against β€œscience, innovation and technology” for decades" πŸ™„

Pure "rah rah British empire" propaganda from a clueless Tory with no science background.

FYI, the EU's Horizon Europe programme will have a budget of €94 billion over 7 yrs. https://t.co/YNbuu9HxxI

— Mark McCaughrean (@markmccaughrean) November 16, 2019

14. One retweet per 57 followers:

Hmm, new #GravitaionalWave candidate #S191110afhttps://t.co/9luTHwJBI2
This is found by an unmodelled burst search, NOT a binary merger search. A new type of source? I will need lots of convincing! Checks currently underway
False alarm rate: 1 per 12 year (meh)
Rating: β”πŸŒΆοΈ pic.twitter.com/sOa0bpw2AF

— Christopher Berry (@cplberry) November 10, 2019

15. One retweet per 60 followers:

This book also got me thinking about @StarTrek and inspired me to write this piece about Captain Sisko and Deep Space Nine. https://t.co/ZMwLQLtPuc

— Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) November 16, 2019

16. One retweet per 61 followers:

We're hiring a postdoc in TESS related science at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC! Get your applications in by December 1st! @jfaherty @AMNH https://t.co/DKCYcfElZe

— Ruth Angus (@ruthangus) November 13, 2019

17. One retweet per 63 followers:

EstÑ acontecendo agora o trÒnsito do planeta Mercúrio em frente ao Sol! Aqui em Cascais, próximo a Lisboa, o @nuclio_pt estÑ organizando uma observação no Centro de Interpretação Ambiental da Pedra do Sal. pic.twitter.com/sCXaXRca0D

— Gustavo Rojas (@gurojas) November 11, 2019

18. One retweet per 65 followers:

We're excited for the Mercury transit this afternoon!
Telescopes: check β˜‘οΈ
Solar filters: check β˜‘οΈ
The Sun: ... pic.twitter.com/n4EraXuo7C

— Emily Hunt (@emilydoesastro) November 11, 2019

19. One retweet per 66 followers:

Applications for the UCSC Lamat Program are now open!https://t.co/Ll5LKB4oG4

Lamat targets STEM undergrads enrolled in CA community colleges & other 2-year institutions. Lamat interns work w/ UCSC faculty and PhD students from Physics, EPS, & Astro. Stipend & housing provided!

— Brant Robertson (@brant_robertson) November 10, 2019

20. One retweet per 67 followers:

Solar system and all known moons

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— James Guillochon (@astrocrash) November 11, 2019