Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Jan-29 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 15 followers:

Goodbye amateur astronomy.
Goodbye amateur astrophotography.
Goodbye ground-based professional astronomy.
Goodbye transient astronomy.
Goodbye radio astronomy.

Goodbye astronomy? Goodbye space exploration?

Is this the start of the era of looking down, not up? https://t.co/hzx3VmWqTf

— Jenifer Millard (@JeniMillard) January 25, 2020

2. One retweet per 34 followers:

Are you following @AuschwitzMuseum yet? It's one of the most important accounts on twitter. https://t.co/3mfEJGNbAm

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) January 24, 2020

3. One retweet per 34 followers:

Best comparative image I’ve seen yet showing the remarkable changes of Neptune since Voyager 2 - from the ⁦@NASAHubble⁩ OPAL program. From Amy Simon’s presentation #icegiants2020 #RSicegiants pic.twitter.com/JM5s5JwQI3

— Dr Heidi B. Hammel (@hbhammel) January 22, 2020

4. One retweet per 36 followers:

Is the Herald-Sun available in Mallacoota yet? https://t.co/YpVQIG4HzX

— Michael Brown (@MJIBrown) January 26, 2020

5. One retweet per 39 followers:

1/ Every once in a while clouds pay us an unwelcome visit at Paranal. This can ruin our observations, but on the other hand we can enjoy amazing Moon halos like this one I saw in November. Do you want to learn how these haloes form? Thread! pic.twitter.com/EbMrSXdjgp

— Juan Carlos Munoz (@astro_jcm) January 27, 2020

6. One retweet per 53 followers:

Australia's Australian Research Council Laureate Fellows have written an open letter about the recent bushfires, climate change and the "Urgent Need for Deep Cuts in Carbon Emissions." Please circulate tweeps. https://t.co/3O6vJeIER7

— Matthew Bailes (@matthewbailes) January 28, 2020

7. One retweet per 57 followers:

A Lua crescente (9%) e Vênus agora em #Butantã #SaoPaulo #Sampa 🇧🇷

Crescent Moon (9%) and Venus now in São Paulo #Brazil pic.twitter.com/qarBQaejdf

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) January 27, 2020

8. One retweet per 59 followers:

A beleza da Ciência é que usando princípios básicos podemos explicar muitos fenômenos da Natureza. Por exemplo, o belo arco-íris nas asas do beija-flor é devido a que as asas atuam como uma rede de difração, decompondo a luz do Sol nas suas cores básicas

Fotos: Christian Spencer pic.twitter.com/hBh2DYQPzl

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) January 26, 2020

9. One retweet per 60 followers:

What's the five word version of your PhD thesis title (past or forseen)?

Me would be:
Is this squiggly line real?

😂@AcademicChatter #phdchat

— Dr. Héloïse Stevance 💖 💥 (@Sydonahi) January 27, 2020

10. One retweet per 64 followers:

Multiple visible fire fronts from out back now. pic.twitter.com/QpklDFwbYq

— Brad Tucker (@btucker22) January 28, 2020

11. One retweet per 65 followers:

No calendário cósmico, onde a idade do universo (13,8 bilhões de anos) equivale a 1 ano, a espécie humana moderna (Homo sapiens) apareceu há apenas 12 min!

Big Bang (13,8 bilhões de anos): 1 Jan

Formação da Terra (4,5 bi anos): 3 Set

Homo sapiens (300 mil anos): 31 Dec, 23:48 pic.twitter.com/5c6sbtty3k

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) January 25, 2020

12. One retweet per 72 followers:

In case you haven’t heard, two (non-functioning) spacecraft have a 1 in 100 chance of colliding over the US tomorrow. 👀 They will pass each other within 15-30 meters. THAT IS SUPER CLOSE. Here I am standing 15 and 30m away. Now imagine me at 1000kg traveling at 15km PER SECOND. pic.twitter.com/lHUoJ6om15

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) January 28, 2020

13. One retweet per 74 followers:

Alseta, The Welcomer says trans rights

from the Pathfinder 2e book, Lost Omens: Gods & Magic, which you should buy if you like good TTRPGs pic.twitter.com/1LJZ1tvu5m

— Dr. Mira Mechtley (@biphenyl) January 26, 2020

14. One retweet per 77 followers:

This mind-blowing simulation by Jacob Kegerreis (of @durham_uni) shows how an ancient, giant impact of Uranus could've led its 98° tilt & wildly mixed up interior structure. As perhaps the least understood planet, it needs a mission! Let's support @IcyGiants #IceGiants2020 🚀 pic.twitter.com/U7Wo3SVpTE

— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) January 22, 2020

15. One retweet per 81 followers:

Okay I've had lots of requests for copies of my DINOSAURS IN SPAAAAAAAAACE animation so I've put it up on my website: enjoy and use at will, it's just for demonstrating a couple facts about astronomy (AND DINOSAURS).https://t.co/DNxich4Bhf pic.twitter.com/EiqKiodGUL

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) January 22, 2020

16. One retweet per 84 followers:

Reading this astro textbook from 1931 and scientific illustrations have really gone downhill in the last century pic.twitter.com/OkMnfSF6kv

— Kaley Brauer (@kaleybrauer) January 23, 2020

17. One retweet per 85 followers:

Betelgeuse explodes:

-People studying Betelgeuse: this is so bright it saturates all our instruments.

-People who need dark time: well shit.

-People doing long term scheduling at observatories: well shit.

-People doing IR observations who don't care about sky brightness: yay!

— Juan Carlos Munoz (@astro_jcm) January 29, 2020

18. One retweet per 87 followers:

Was enjoying a day out at corin forest. They’ve just evacuated the site and turned on the hoses @abccanberra @canberratimes @2CC pic.twitter.com/rND5SWNxfX

— Brad Tucker (@btucker22) January 27, 2020

19. One retweet per 88 followers:

A timelapse of Uranus and its moons using the @NASAHubble Space Telescope reveals the planet's rotation, moon orbits and seasons of this enigmatic planet. Made by Erick Karkoschka/@NASA/@stsci, presented at #IceGiants2020 @IcyGiants. See more https://t.co/RviP79Sv6N pic.twitter.com/6H7KJOuCzv

— Dr James O'Donoghue (@physicsJ) January 22, 2020

20. One retweet per 95 followers:

Nice piece on Claudia de Rham and the idea of massive gravity as an explanation for cosmic acceleration https://t.co/8AJuz4uAKz

— Jonathan Pritchard (@jr_pritchard) January 25, 2020