Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Nov-20 13:21 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 11 followers:

What do you do when you have an empty focus in a professional telescope? You put a screen and watch the Moon! That’s what we did last night at the UT3 telescope, here at Paranal Observatory. pic.twitter.com/7bZ5EaRJ3E

— Juan Carlos Munoz (@astro_jcm) November 13, 2018

2. One retweet per 12 followers:

Here is the passage about Emmett Till which is quoted in The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence pic.twitter.com/KCdpF1O00x

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) November 16, 2018

3. One retweet per 13 followers:

To students nervous about giving a research talk:

In the first talk I ever gave, I didn’t know the answer to a question and I started to cry. If you can get through a talk without crying, you’re one up on me!

And if you do implode like I did ... your career can survive it!

— Bryan Gaensler 📡🧲 (@SciBry) November 16, 2018

4. One retweet per 17 followers:

"I'm a full-stack developer" pic.twitter.com/NA1zqABwaP

— Jake VanderPlas (@jakevdp) November 13, 2018

5. One retweet per 20 followers:

An exciting planet candidate - a cold super-Earth - was announced today by a raft of #exoplaneteers including twitterati @johannateske, @astrojennb, and more, orbiting one of the closest stars to us - a nearby, fast-moving red star called Barnard's star!https://t.co/eBldlV5Y1G

— Dr. Jessie Christiansen (@aussiastronomer) November 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 21 followers:

The final shutdown commands were sent to the spacecraft yesterday -- the same day, 388 years ago, that Johannes Kepler himself died. #CosmicPoetry #Kepler @NASAKepler
Kepler Space Telescope Bid ‘Goodnight’ With Final Set of Commands https://t.co/VESkPAhc6Q

— Natalie Batalha (@nbatalha) November 16, 2018

7. One retweet per 25 followers:

Patriarchy teaches masc people that it’s okay to be poor emotional communicators because the people around them will pick up the slack and or accept the silence, and if someone hasn’t reminded you today of how shitty that is, let me be the person in your world who said: it’s shit

— Chanda Prescod-Weinstein 🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧🌈 (@IBJIYONGI) November 13, 2018

8. One retweet per 34 followers:

Cleaning the primary mirror of the UT4 telescope with CO2. We do this every month or so. The telescope is inclined about 40 degrees, so that the CO2 can slide down the mirror and remove any dust that might be present. pic.twitter.com/0yHBaop5OK

— Juan Carlos Munoz (@astro_jcm) November 15, 2018

9. One retweet per 35 followers:

#Mars2020 Rover chassis coming together in the @NASAJPL spacecraft assembly facility (SAF). pic.twitter.com/Bh9NJbI6M4

— Michael J. Malaska (@mike_malaska) November 16, 2018

10. One retweet per 43 followers:

Hey Twitter! I'm looking for an expert on evolutionary biology for an article I'm working on, and I'm in a time crunch. Anyone matching that description available to talk later today (or later this week, if today's not possible)?

— Adam Becker (@FreelanceAstro) November 14, 2018

11. One retweet per 45 followers:

Once more, with feeling - many @BritishInEurope have structured their lives around Freedom of Movement across more than one EU27 country. Their businesses and jobs depend on it, their family structures (academic two body solution, anyone?) rely on it.

— Dr Anna Watts (@drannawatts) November 15, 2018

12. One retweet per 47 followers:

30 years ago tonight, the Green Bank 300-foot radio telescope collapsed.


Amazingly nobody was hurt (though the telescope operator drove to the nearby 140ft in a frenzy and later found a bolt from the dish on his backseat that had shattered the rear window). pic.twitter.com/2PEWJeYnvI

— ✨ Emily Levesque 🏳️‍🌈 (@emsque) November 16, 2018

13. One retweet per 47 followers:

Et il aurait tort d'y croire, parce que si notre Voie Lactée abrite effectivement 300 milliards d'étoiles, il y a environ 2000 milliards de galaxies comme la Voie Lactée dans l'univers, chacune contenant des centaines de milliards d'étoiles.
Bonne nuit ;) https://t.co/5y1dMJxB5o

— Sébastien Carassou 🌎 (@FlashCordon) November 16, 2018

14. One retweet per 47 followers:

@gvwilson you inspired this one

cc/@Shopify pic.twitter.com/Sx1eycPK5C

— Dustin Lang (@dstndstn) November 15, 2018

15. One retweet per 50 followers:

And it's live! In radial velocity data spanning 20 years, astronomers have found the faint sinusoidal signal of a planet around #BarnardsStar, one of our Sun's nearest neighbours! https://t.co/woZ6pdXgCO pic.twitter.com/JNFzbYdfSt

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) November 14, 2018

16. One retweet per 56 followers:

Thread. https://t.co/OC4F72l5ld

— Will Kinney (@WKCosmo) November 14, 2018

17. One retweet per 57 followers:

La definición de un kilo(gramo) cambia hoy.
El patrón estándar preservado en la Oficina Internacional de Pesas y Medidas (imagen) ya no pesa lo mismo que sus copias.
Hoy cientificos de todo el mundo se reunen en Paris para fijar la nueva definición precisa a un nivel de 0.000001% pic.twitter.com/r1eDGJKEzg

— Juan Diego Soler (@juandiegosoler) November 16, 2018

18. One retweet per 60 followers:

ATTENTION exoplanet folks who are looking for a postdoc job! I would love to talk to you about opportunities at UT Austin. We have a vibrant, growing exoplanet group here with observers, theorists, and instrument builders. Email/DM me (and apply!) https://t.co/7BL6dO6W3Z

— Caroline Morley (@AstroCaroline) November 14, 2018

19. One retweet per 61 followers:

Today we did something suuuuuuuper cool here at @ESO Paranal - we got to see the moon through the empty focus of UT3! Here is the moon at twilight.... 🌘🔭😍😍 pic.twitter.com/lLnvMhn6MW

— Liz B ☆ (@astro_Liz) November 13, 2018

20. One retweet per 69 followers:

Spent some time at lunch today making a stylised exoplanet #DataVis of all nearby exoplanets in projected-3D (grey lines show height/depth out of the galactic plane). Circles show stars by temp. Rings show #exoplanets by detection technique. pic.twitter.com/h9agUqNecr

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) November 14, 2018