Astronomers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2018-Mar-18 11:43 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 1 followers:

Stephen Hawking was born on the 300th death anniversary of Galileo Galilei, and died on the 139th birth anniversary of Albert Einstein.

Gravity is indeed deterministic.

— Dr. Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) March 14, 2018

2. One retweet per 7 followers:

Astronaut Anne McClain gives Leland Melvin a run for his money in the “cutest official astronaut photo” category pic.twitter.com/Lp2vFOplgc

— Tony Rice (@rtphokie) March 14, 2018

3. One retweet per 14 followers:

Stephen Hawking was a man. He was a great physicist. He was a terrible, at times vicious, husband. He was a better ex-husband who worked to make amends. He was an over zealous atheist. He was a social justice activist who believed in justice for Palestine & access to health care.

— Chanda Shuri Prescod-Weinstein🙅🏽‍♀️ 🇧🇧 🙅🏽‍♀️ (@IBJIYONGI) March 14, 2018

4. One retweet per 15 followers:

« J’espère qu’on se souviendra de moi pour mes travaux sur les trous noirs et sur l’origine de l’univers, pas pour mon apparition dans les Simpson. » Stephen Hawking pic.twitter.com/GOZeGjEwCF

— Sébastien Carassou (@FlashCordon) March 14, 2018

5. One retweet per 17 followers:

A melhor homenagem para o Astrofísico Stephen Hawking seria continuar o estudo do Universo, porem o Brasil foi suspenso do @ESO (Observatório Europeu do Sul), o maior observatório do mundo, devido à demora da Presidência da República em completar o acordo https://t.co/ZoelGOn7LJ

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) March 14, 2018

6. One retweet per 19 followers:

Bad news for Brazilian astronomers.
The @ESO Council has decided to suspend Brazil from ESO until the Accession Agreement is completed (although it was approved by the congress in May 2015, the Brazilian president has not signed the agreement yet):https://t.co/VC90IoqNP8

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) March 12, 2018

7. One retweet per 20 followers:

Outras pessoas podem desistir, mas meu grupo na USP seguirá fazendo Astronomia de ponta e continuaremos o esforço para ser parte do @ESO e prosseguir a procura de planetas como o nosso, e participar da maior aventura da humanidade, o Extremely Large Telescope (39 metros) pic.twitter.com/ujrhblQkTN

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) March 12, 2018

8. One retweet per 28 followers:

Tilt the camera down a bit at least, so we can see all the poisonous snakes, insects, & arachnids. And the wallabies ... vicious blighters.

— Mark McCaughrean (@markmccaughrean) March 16, 2018

9. One retweet per 33 followers:

A Via Láctea inteira!
Imagem genial composta por fotos no hemisfério norte (Líbano) e sul (Chile). Usarei amanhã na aula de Astrofísica Observacional #USP.

Simply beautiful. Composed image of the complete Milky Way's plane.

(c) Moophz Himself https://t.co/0CO97krvuA pic.twitter.com/BQBZIvgajj

— Jorge Melendez (@DrJorgeMelendez) March 13, 2018

10. One retweet per 34 followers:

If you are a white person, and you get invited to be on a panel like this? ASK WHO ELSE IS ON THE PANEL. Raise up a person of color. It matters. White ladies - Do not act like a panel of all white ladies is a great panel on equity & inclusion. https://t.co/xT9Vgfn0qr

— Sarah Tuttle (@niais) March 11, 2018

11. One retweet per 39 followers:

Stephen's death came on Albert Einstein's 139th birthday. Just thought you'd like to know.

— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) March 14, 2018

12. One retweet per 39 followers:

Holding multiple thoughts at once: my first introduction to physics and chronic illness was via A Brief History of Time the summer before eighth grade.

Also, while remembering Stephen Hawking, know he had a long history of harassing women. Being disabled doesn’t give him a pass.

— Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) March 14, 2018

13. One retweet per 41 followers:

Casual reminder that Stephen Hawking spoke openly about the fact he believed a scientist with his disability would not be able to flourish in today's academic environment.#disabledandSTEM #AcademicAbleism#stephenhawking

— United SpaceShip Shanahan (@Enceladosaurus) March 14, 2018

14. One retweet per 42 followers:

His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018. pic.twitter.com/nAanMySqkt

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2018

15. One retweet per 43 followers:

Expected better from the @guardian. Apparently astrology is on the rise among millennials but instead of, like, actual data to back that claim up, they just *ask some astrologists* 😮. To finish they give some quacks free advertising for their books/appshttps://t.co/FO4O8gpdlO

— Hugh Osborn (@exohugh) March 11, 2018

16. One retweet per 49 followers:

This is terrible. There are so many scientists in the UK to whom this could also happen, including many friends and colleagues of mine. https://t.co/lbCmWm0YjI

— Stephen Serjeant (@StephenSerjeant) March 11, 2018

17. One retweet per 50 followers:

Given just a few years to live after being diagnosed with ALS at age 21, Stephen Hawking by far outlived that, reaching the age of 76. He made some of the greatest contributions to the world of physics. His work will continue to inspire us all. RIP Stephen Hawking.

— Sophia Nasr (@Astropartigirl) March 14, 2018

18. One retweet per 52 followers:

It’s gonna take a long time to sink this. The courage for a career in astrophysics happened due to Brief History of Time- a used copy that I got from a street vendor in my small town of 🇮🇳 12yrs ago.

Thank you for the infinite inspiration to explore our cosmos.#StephenHawking pic.twitter.com/QKW36I2t7d

— Dr. Karan Jani (@AstroKPJ) March 14, 2018

19. One retweet per 55 followers:

Well, that's a bit unexpected... Clemens+ show that the faint star (FS) 2 arcsec away from @tsboyajian's star appears to be a background star! So the hypothesis that this star was rattling the Oort cloud and sending comets inwards is off the table...https://t.co/Gypc3DX5CD pic.twitter.com/6527OtVYiF

— Matthew Kenworthy (@mattkenworthy) March 12, 2018

20. One retweet per 55 followers:

My memory of Stephen Hawking:

I lived in a flat near his favourite curry house, and I stopped walking to let him pass by.

He then ran over my foot.

— Matthew Kenworthy (@mattkenworthy) March 14, 2018