Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Sep-16 13:22 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 9 followers:

On 9/11 Arabs and anyone who looked Muslim realized how alone were. We couldn't come together with you and just mourn because the world turned against us and forced us to explain ourselves for something we didn't even understand. That's what 9/11 was like for us thanks for asking

— Sophia Gad-Nasr 🏳️‍🌈 (@Astropartigirl) September 11, 2019

2. One retweet per 12 followers:

EL MEU PARE ANDALÚS, ORGULLÓS VOTANT DE #1Oct2017, dedica aquesta https://t.co/29e8GzvHVo a les families dels segrestats i als republicans. Sou les flors grogues del #TsunamiDemocratic#Llibertat #FreeCatalanPoliticalPrisonersandExiled #altsasukoakaskatu @CartesxRep @Foreign_Cat pic.twitter.com/HFf4g7O48z

— Dr. Josep M. Trigo (@Josep_Trigo) September 14, 2019

3. One retweet per 13 followers:

Ever wondered how a movie of a black hole shadow could look like? Say no more: here are some *simulations* of SgrA*, top row are various models (non-rotating and rotating), bottom row those models blurred with the @ehtelescope resolution. Movie shows 5 hours of Earth time pic.twitter.com/2hQVzSdR8P

— 📡 Jordy Davelaar 📡 (@jordydavelaar) September 9, 2019

4. One retweet per 14 followers:

I cannot stress how incredible this is. They detected the tiniest bit of starlight that came from the star and then passed through the planet’s atmosphere on its way to us; then managed to detect the tiny bit in the light that was absorbed by the water in that atmosphere🤯#k218b https://t.co/L0RlI4Vxqs

— Becky Smethurst (@drbecky_) September 11, 2019

5. One retweet per 14 followers:

Do yourself a favour: don't compare your achievements to those of other grad students.

Everybody's PhD is different: your field, advisor, personal situation, and health can all dramatically change your experience.

Only compete with yourself.
💖🙏@AcademicChatter #phdchat

— Dr. Héloïse Stevance 💖 💥 (@Sydonahi) September 9, 2019

6. One retweet per 22 followers:

Just gotta fix one last bug in my code and I can relax...pic.twitter.com/ElofXS1JTQ

— Amir Caspi (@astronamir) September 15, 2019

7. One retweet per 22 followers:

Radical idea: pubs with very soft music and noise dampening so that people with hearing loss don't feel left out and stressed because they can't hear

— Fiona H. Panther (@FiPanther) September 13, 2019

8. One retweet per 23 followers:

( • . •)
/ >🌟 yes, I will tell you all I know about stars.

( • - •)
🌟< \ wait, you want to know your horoscope? https://t.co/3PTE7JcPCw

— Dr Claudia Antolini 🌌🚀 she/her (@CA_AstroComm) September 11, 2019

9. One retweet per 26 followers:

https://t.co/GHs81jtCZW pic.twitter.com/gfSFZBxLSh

— Stephen Serjeant (@StephenSerjeant) September 14, 2019

10. One retweet per 31 followers:

The dog is obviously magnificent but this is also top-notch mentoring.
1. Expressing faith in abilities.
2. Volunteering to remove structural obstacles.
3. Offering specific advice only after waiting for independent problem solving.
4. Praise and celebration. https://t.co/XARNLj1h7K

— Julianne Dalcanton (@dalcantonJD) September 10, 2019

11. One retweet per 31 followers:

Standing ovation at the #TIFF19 premiere of #FORDvFERRARI. Outstanding story, acting from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, and great direction from James Mangold. pic.twitter.com/5uT27bGihw

— Andy Howell (@d_a_howell) September 10, 2019

12. One retweet per 38 followers:

Hi y'all, have a crowd-sourcing effort I'd like help with: compiling admissions fees of every grad astronomy/physics program in US/Canada. If you know where to find this info for your program, please response to this tweet with fee value + URL w/ that info, if possible. Thanks!

— James Guillochon (@astrocrash) September 14, 2019

13. One retweet per 39 followers:

No. Not even remotely Earth 2.0. It's 8 earth masses and has a massive hydrogen/helium atmosphere. It's a warm Neptune. https://t.co/SnnoBnbL9G

— Bruce Macintosh (@bmac_astro) September 11, 2019

14. One retweet per 45 followers:

Normal people after a move:

Throw away empty boxes 🧐

Me after a move: 🚀🌌🤩 pic.twitter.com/biU7esJo3I

— Dr Claudia Antolini 🌌🚀 she/her (@CA_AstroComm) September 13, 2019

15. One retweet per 47 followers:

Academic salaries be like... @AcademicChatter #phdchat #phdmemes pic.twitter.com/RKbbiyTd6P

— Dr. Héloïse Stevance 💖 💥 (@Sydonahi) September 13, 2019

16. One retweet per 50 followers:

You want to fix the gender gap in academia?

Make the men take parental leave, even if their partner isn't a scientist.

How many women are expected to take time out of their research for childcare whilst men can just rely on their SO?

I call 🐮 💩 @AcademicChatter #phdchat

— Dr. Héloïse Stevance 💖 💥 (@Sydonahi) September 14, 2019

17. One retweet per 50 followers:

why do they call it stellar astrophysics and not the HR department

— Benjamin Pope (@fringetracker) September 15, 2019

18. One retweet per 52 followers:

hey astronomers! I see a lot of you tweeting about the K2-18b results. This is a super exciting detection, but as many of you have pointed out, the "habitability" of this planet is being exaggerated in the press

— Laura Kreidberg (@lkreidberg) September 11, 2019

19. One retweet per 54 followers:

Here's my best fit (ICRF, barycentric) to the CNEOS astrometry for potential interstellar #gb00234

Conservatively assuming 1 arcsec astrometric uncertainty and dropping the really bad points, eccentricity is 1.07180496 +/- 0.00087880

That's definitely hyperbolic. More coming pic.twitter.com/kxVPqMpd6J

— Simon Porter (@AscendingNode) September 11, 2019

20. One retweet per 62 followers:

in college we learn HUNDREDS of years of physics (/STEM) in 4–5 yrs. not only are you learning how to think, you’re learning literal centuries worth of material. you’re not supposed to be perfect at it. you’re not supposed to “master” it right away. give yourself time.

— Sarafina Nance (@starstrickenSF) September 10, 2019