Astronomers on Twitter

List of astronomers who have over 1,000 Twitter followers. Includes astrophysicists, planetary scientists, and related professionals. Tweet additions and comments to @Lucretius21c.  This list also is available in the Twitter list system.

Content last updated: 2014-09-28 15:01 UTC. Users listed: 116.

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 Neil deGrasse Tyson
 @neiltyson

Astrophysicist. Author: Space Chronicles & Inexplicable Universe [Video]; Host: @StarTalkRadio & @COSMOSonTV
New York City
haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/
2,451,152 followers; +350,599 (+17%) in past 3 months

2,922  1/day
 John Grunsfeld
 @SciAstro

Lead for Science at NASA (Associate Administrator) Astronaut STS-67,81,103,109,125 Hubble Hugger, Space and Earth explorer
go.nasa.gov/johngrunsfeld
20,044 followers; +1,502 (+8%) in past 3 months

42.9  0.4/day
 SethShostak
 @SethShostak

Astronomer, SETI Institute
Mountain View, California
radio.seti.org
14,819 followers; +866 (+6%) in past 3 months

36.1  0.3/day
 Stuart Clark
 @DrStuClark

Astronomer, journalist and author of The Sun Kings and The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy. Writes Across the Universe blog for The Guardian.
London
stuartclark.com
25,098 followers; +3,149 (+14%) in past 3 months

19.6  2/day
 - Jeff Goldstein
 @doctorjeff

STEM educator, astrophysicist, Natl Cntr Directr http://t.co/SOnoqsHHqS, Stnt Expts on ISS http://t.co/ZY0SHznHzk | NSTA Keynote 3min vid http://t.co/sFxqfr6SMC
- Washington, DC
linkedin.com/in/drjeff
19,412 followers; +5,913 (+44%) in past 3 months

15.0  4/day
 Amy Mainzer
 @AmyMainzer

Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mainzer/
14,671 followers; +2,502 (+21%) in past 3 months

9.77  3/day
 David Spergel
 @DavidSpergel

Astrophysicist at Princeton University
Princeton NJ
astro.princeton.edu/~dns
1,809 followers; +498 (+38%) in past 3 months

9.05  0.6/day
 Marc Kuchner
 @marckuchner

PI of Citizen Science site http://t.co/PDgdfKWNmU, Astrophysicist, Songwriter.
Greenbelt, MD
marketingforscientists.com
3,888 followers; +463 (+14%) in past 3 months

8.74  0.6/day
 J Richard Gott
 @JRichardGott

Astrophysicist; author of TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE; co-author, w/ Robert J Vanderbei, of SIZING UP THE UNIVERSE

http://t.co/XwbhGmBel8
Princeton, New Jersey
sizinguptheuniverse.com
5,487 followers; +228 (+4%) in past 3 months

7.60  0.3/day
 Ed Lu
 @astroEdLu

Finding a million asteroids!
Pale Blue Dot
sentinelmission.org
4,289 followers; +599 (+16%) in past 3 months

7.58  0.9/day
 Phil Plait
 @BadAstronomer

SCIENCE! I love this stuff.
Boulder
slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
323,425 followers; +17,000 (+6%) in past 3 months

6.85  27/day
 Dr. Bruce Betts
 @RandomSpaceFact

Fun random space facts and easy astronomy in a short attention span format from a planetary scientist dude
Pasadena, California, USA
28,951 followers; +1,113 (+4%) in past 3 months

6.25  2/day
 Robert Simpson
 @orbitingfrog

Astronomer and web developer at Oxford University. I work at the Zooniverse: the world’s largest citizen science platform. 2014 TED Fellow.
Oxford, United Kingdom
about.me/robertsimpson
22,181 followers; +3,210 (+17%) in past 3 months

6.05  6/day
 Janna Levin
 @JannaLevin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City
jannalevin.com
1,734 followers; +240 (+16%) in past 3 months

5.85  0.4/day
 Ed Copeland
 @ProfEdCopeland

Particle cosmologist working on the Early Universe at the University of Nottingham. Views expressed are my own.
Nottingham, UK
10,661 followers; +326 (+3%) in past 3 months

4.41  0.8/day
 Dr. Phil Metzger
 @Philtill777

Planetary scientist. Co-founded NASA KSC SwampWorks. Now at UCF Florida Space Institute but still on SwampWorks team. SpaceMining. Space settlement. Science.
Kennedy Space Center & Orlando
philipmetzger.com/blog/
27,252 followers; +5,330 (+24%) in past 3 months

3.83  15/day
 Dr. Alex Lockwood
 @AskAstroAlex

Alliterative atypical astrophysicist
phdcomics.com/tv
1,457 followers; +375 (+35%) in past 3 months

3.75  1/day
 Mike Brown
 @plutokiller

Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer, bear whisperer, Finger-wrapped dad.
Pasadena, CA
mikebrownsplanets.com
18,669 followers; +1,082 (+6%) in past 3 months

3.54  3/day
 Brian Schmidt
 @cosmicpinot

An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Canberra Australia
msowww.anu.edu.au/~brian
9,560 followers; +1,176 (+14%) in past 3 months

3.47  4/day
 Dr. Ian O’Neill
 @astroengine

@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Recovering British solar physicist. Enjoys beer, prefers tea. Hairy Atheist and skeptic. Pro gopher wrangler. @AberUni alum.
Woodland Hills, California
astroengine.com
16,465 followers; +2,780 (+20%) in past 3 months

3.37  9/day
 Jake Vanderplas
 @jakevdp

Python-wielding astronomer interested in cosmology, machine learning, open science, reproducibility, education, data vis…
Seattle WA
vanderplas.com
3,582 followers; +577 (+19%) in past 3 months

3.22  2/day
 Kelle Cruz
 @kellecruz

Astronomer, professor, blogger, gardener, tennis player and fan, and bicycle commuter. Founder of @astrobetter
New York, NY
astrobetter.com
1,410 followers; +112 (+9%) in past 3 months

3.11  0.4/day
 David Brin
 @DavidBrin

Scientist, Futurist, Author (The Postman, Existence,The Transparent Society). Interested in technology & our changing world. http://t.co/o4RHOCDUkx
San Diego
davidbrin.com
14,648 followers; +1,043 (+8%) in past 3 months

2.73  4/day
 Emily Lakdawalla
 @elakdawalla

Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist, writer, public speaker. Writing a book on Curiosity mission. Asteroid 274860.
Pasadena, CA
planetary.org/emily
45,409 followers; +5,299 (+13%) in past 3 months

2.55  23/day
 Meghan Gray
 @emeegray

Astronomer. Mother. Stranger in a strange land.
Nottingham
nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzmeg
1,391 followers; +146 (+12%) in past 3 months

2.32  0.7/day
 Hakeem Oluseyi
 @HakeemOluseyi

Astrophysicist | Inventor | TED Fellow | Star Hacker | OG | TV Personality
Melbourne, FL USA
fit.edu/faculty/profil…
2,374 followers; +880 (+59%) in past 3 months

2.16  4/day
 Adam Frank
 @AdamFrank4

Astrophysicist: University of Rochester. NPR Science Blogger: 13.7. Author: About Time: Cosmology Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.
University of Rochester
facebook.com/pages/Adam-Fra…
5,486 followers; +380 (+7%) in past 3 months

1.92  2/day
 Lucie Green
 @Dr_Lucie

Royal Society University Research Fellow staring at the Sun and beyond. Based at UCL. Chief Stargazer at @popastro
UK
luciegreen.com
11,727 followers; +493 (+4%) in past 3 months

1.92  3/day
 chrislintott
 @chrislintott

Astronomer, zookeeper and journalist, based at University of Oxford.
Oxford
zooniverse.org
13,849 followers; +630 (+5%) in past 3 months

1.71  4/day
 Carolyn Porco
 @carolynporco

Planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, CICLOPS director, The Day The Earth Smiled founder. WE DID IT! Opinions are my own.
CO
carolynporco.com
26,685 followers; +2,116 (+9%) in past 3 months

1.56  15/day
 Kirk Borne
 @KirkDBorne

PhD DataScientist Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. Passions: #DataScience, #DataMining, Astroinformatics, #CitizenScience http://t.co/qYn8bft1fP
George Mason University
linkedin.com/in/kirkdborne
15,976 followers; +3,894 (+32%) in past 3 months

1.27  34/day
 Zita Martins
 @ZitaMartins

Astrobiology researcher; Science communicator; Royal Society University Research Fellow; BBC Expert Women
London
www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/z.marti…
1,507 followers; +28 (+2%) in past 3 months

1.17  0.3/day
 Ethan Siegel
 @StartsWithABang

The Universe is:
Expanding, cooling, and dark.
It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.
Portland, OR
medium.com/starts-with-a-…
3,322 followers; +428 (+15%) in past 3 months

1.08  4/day
 David Grinspoon
 @DrFunkySpoon

Astrobiologist @librarycongress Senior Scientist at PSI. Leader: House Band of the Universe. Author “Lonely Planets” Columnist @SkyandTelescope. Sagan Medalist
Biosphere One
funkyscience.net
15,573 followers; +1,457 (+10%) in past 3 months

1.07  15/day
 Dr. Sengupta
 @Doctor_Astro

Developing the Cold Atom Lab for the International Space Station. @NASA_JPL Engineer, Research Professor @USC & pilot. http://t.co/SmqPYCiF3Y
Los Angeles
facebook.com/DrAnitaSengupta
2,075 followers; +143 (+7%) in past 3 months

1.04  2/day
 Amedeo Balbi
 @amedeo_balbi

Studio l’universo e ve lo racconto. Ultimo libro: Cercatori di meraviglia (Rizzoli)
Roma, Italy
amedeobalbi.it
3,568 followers; +120 (+3%) in past 3 months

1.02  1/day
 Prof. Chris Welch
 @ProfChrisWelch

Professor of Astronautics and Director Masters Programs at the International Space University, by day. Wearer of many other hats by day and night.
Strasbourg, France
isunet.edu/index.php/acad…
1,664 followers; +221 (+15%) in past 3 months

0.948  3/day
 Andrew Jaffe
 @defjaf

Astrophysics, cosmology and more
London
andrewjaffe.net/blog
1,287 followers; +51 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.911  0.6/day
 Pamela L. Gay
 @starstryder

Communicating astronomy and life in academia 1 sidereal day at a time.
Edwardsville, IL
about.me/starstryder
18,385 followers; +1,129 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.882  14/day
 Chris North
 @chrisenorth

Astrophysicist at Cardiff University, and UK Herschel Outreach Officer. All comments are my own.
Cardiff (normally)
3,301 followers; +171 (+5%) in past 3 months

0.881  2/day
 Carolina Ödman
 @carolune

Proud mum working in science, development, technology, hacking (the good kind), photography, and hanging out in a state of happiness.
Planet Earth, most of the time
about.me/carolune
2,559 followers; +74 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.860  0.9/day
 Lucianne Walkowicz
 @shaka_lulu

astrophysicist. artist. transient bioelectrical phenomenon hurtling through space.
Chicago, IL, USA, Earth
tangledfields.com
3,351 followers; +251 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.839  3/day
 Colin Stuart
 @skyponderer

Science presenter, writer & author. Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomer (my views). Books: http://t.co/PtV7DzEUnk Talks (incl schools) http://t.co/q02GwGtsjM
London
colinstuart.net
4,951 followers; +57 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.826  0.8/day
 Anthony Rushton
 @Astronomer

Marie Curie fellow – Interests:

Astronomy & astrophysics,

black holes,

neutron stars,

accretion and jets
University of Oxford
www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/peopl…
1,695 followers; +12 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.750  0.2/day
 David W. Hogg
 @davidwhogg

astronomy, inference, engineering, http://t.co/HYVSoZcFTO
New York City
dwh.gg/dwhogg
1,954 followers; +223 (+13%) in past 3 months

0.715  3/day
 Amber Straughn
 @astraughnomer

Arkansas farm girl & NASA astrophysicist. Pilot, yogini, homebrewer, Great Dane mom, @PearlJam junkie, Razorback football fan. Tweets are my own.
Washington, DC
amberstraughn.com
2,902 followers; +358 (+14%) in past 3 months

0.698  6/day
 Paul Crowther
 @Paul_Crowther

Jobbing Astrophysics Prof, mostly researching Monster Stars. Director of Teaching for @UoSPHY. Interested in UK science policy, esp. @STFC_Matters’s ups & downs
Peoples Republic of Sheffield
pacrowther.staff.shef.ac.uk
2,119 followers; +55 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.688  0.9/day
 Alyssa Goodman
 @aagie

Astronomy Professor at Harvard, figuring out how the Universe makes stars. Trying to make Astronomy more Seamless and STEM education more fun.
Massachusetts
cfa.harvard.edu/~agoodman
1,474 followers; +168 (+13%) in past 3 months

0.677  3/day
 Sarah Hörst
 @PlanetDr

Planetary scientist, Titan evangelist, triathlete, pomeranian wrangler. Prone to #sciencedancing. Loves socks. Stridently anti-breakfast. My tweets are my own.
Baltimore, MD, USA
sarahhorst.com
6,136 followers; +816 (+15%) in past 3 months

0.667  13/day
 Katie Mack
 @AstroKatie

(a.k.a. Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
Melbourne, Australia, or not
astrokatie.com
14,608 followers; +2,862 (+24%) in past 3 months

0.646  49/day
 Jonathan McDowell
 @planet4589

I’m an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, working on Chandra and quasars, and commenting on space launches and space activities.
Somerville, MA, USA
planet4589.org
1,784 followers; +356 (+25%) in past 3 months

0.616  6/day
 AlanStern
 @AlanStern

Scientist. Space Explorer. Optimist. Space Man. Dad.
3,066 followers; +248 (+9%) in past 3 months

0.565  5/day
 Dr Brian Boyle
 @BrianBoyleSKA

Project Director – Australia & New Zealand SKA project
Australia
ska.gov.au
1,444 followers; +108 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.560  2/day
 Yvette Cendes
 @whereisyvette

A Hungarian-American radio astronomy PhD student in Amsterdam. Only person on Earth who’s been to Everest Base Camp AND punched by a wild mountain gorilla.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
whereisyvette.com
1,802 followers; +129 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.516  3/day
 Andrew Pontzen
 @apontzen

I do cosmology and piano. Employed by UCL, funded by the Royal Society. It’s not their fault when I talk nonsense, though.
London
cosmocrunch.co.uk
2,288 followers; +76 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.475  2/day
 Brooke Simmons
 @vrooje

Astronomer. First loves: galaxies and black holes. Go on: ask me anything.
Oxford, UK
www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~simmons
1,811 followers; +59 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.450  1/day
 Sarah Milkovich
 @milkysa

Science Systems Engineer for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover; MRO HiRISE investigation scientist. Previously on Curiosity, Cassini, Mars Phoenix. Opinions are my own.
Los Angeles, CA
planetarywanderings.wordpress.com
1,208 followers; +121 (+11%) in past 3 months

0.450  3/day
 Alan Duffy
 @astroduff

Part galaxy maker, part science communicator, all astronomer at Swinburne Uni.
Melbourne
alanrduffy.com
2,453 followers; +597 (+32%) in past 3 months

0.442  15/day
 Robert Massey
 @RobertMMassey

Parent, Deputy Executive Secretary at the Royal Astronomical Society. For official comments see @royalastrosoc
Bristol (Southville) & London
1,770 followers; +69 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.437  2/day
 Caleb Scharf
 @caleb_scharf

Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University.

Blogs at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Copernicus Complex (Fall 2014)
New York
blogs.scientificamerican.com/life-unbounded
2,088 followers; +160 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.427  4/day
 Catherine Q.
 @CatherineQ

Astrophysicist, science communicator, over-thinker. One of @HuffPostscience Top 30 Physicists to follow. Autoimmune illness girl. Kiwi in US. Dogs rule.
USA
CatherineQ.com
13,651 followers; +913 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.411  24/day
 Nicole Gugliucci
 @NoisyAstronomer

Astronomer. Educator. Subtle as a supernova. Postdoc with the most rock with @cosmoquestx and @siuestem. Tweets my own. RT != endorsement.
Edwardsville, IL
noisyastronomer.com
8,035 followers; +665 (+9%) in past 3 months

0.375  19/day
 Franck Marchis
 @AllPlanets

Planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of SETI Institute, I am a husband & a dad, passionate about space, environment & human rights. Tweets are my own.
San Francisco
seti.org/users/fmarchis
3,076 followers; +164 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.370  5/day
 Mario Livio
 @Mario_Livio

Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute. Author: The Golden Ratio, Is God a Mathematician?, Brilliant Blunders http://t.co/PTg9WuBQF2
Baltimore,MD
3,964 followers; +260 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.352  8/day
 Alasdair Allan
 @aallan

Scientist, Author, Hacker, Tinkerer and Maker. Just another hacker, pretending to be an astronomer, pretending to be a hacker.
Exeter, UK
alasdairallan.com
4,159 followers; +217 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.339  7/day
 Kristin Block
 @MarsMaven

Spacecraft science, @HiRISE on #MRO. With my free hand, I play taiko & upright bass. (Looking for @Maven2Mars, headed to #Mars?) Opinions: MINE, ALL MINE!
Tucson, AZ
1,808 followers; +143 (+9%) in past 3 months

0.338  5/day
 Michele Bannister
 @astrokiwi

Planetary astronomer, poet, fascinated by icy worlds. I hunt yesterday’s light. Postdoctoral fellow with @OSSOSurvey.
Victoria, BC ex: Canberra; NZ
astro.uvic.ca/~micheleb/
1,567 followers; +195 (+14%) in past 3 months

0.338  6/day
 Megan
 @AstroMeg

By day: just another transient astronomer. By night: samba drumming, rock climbing, public speaker, teacher and science advocate. Currently in Manchester.
Planet Earth
rigel.org.uk
2,364 followers; +47 (+2%) in past 3 months

0.322  2/day
 Jonathan Tedds
 @jtedds

Astro, Health & Research Data Informatics. Senior Research Fellow, Uni of Leicester. PI #BRISSKit Editor-in-Chief @up_healthdata Chair Primary School Governors
Leicestershire, UK
uk.linkedin.com/pub/jonathan-t…
1,225 followers; +73 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.315  3/day
 Robert C. Tautz
 @rctautz

Theoretical plasma astrophysicist studying cosmic rays, plasma instabilities, and general problems of mathematical and computational physics. Tweets are my own.
Germany
rctautz.de
1,772 followers; +42 (+2%) in past 3 months

0.309  1/day
 Eli Bressert
 @astrobiased

Love big ideas and putting them into action by connecting the impossible. Data scientist at Stitch Fix.
San Francisco, CA
astrobiased.com
1,489 followers; +68 (+5%) in past 3 months

0.308  2/day
 Alex Parker
 @Alex_Parker

Planetary astronomer at SwRI, investigating the origin and history of icy worlds at the edge of our solar system, and supporting NASA’s New Horizons mission.
Boulder, Colorado
alexharrisonparker.com
2,145 followers; +353 (+20%) in past 3 months

0.296  13/day
 Andy Lawrence
 @e_astronomer

Quasar fan, survey nut, and astrogeek. Regius Professor of Astronomy. You can call me Reg.
Auld Reekie
andyxl.wordpress.com
1,533 followers; +45 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.292  2/day
 Jen Gupta
 @jen_gupta

@ICGPortsmouth Astrophysics Outreach Officer. Occasional @WinSciCentre planetarium-er. Former @jodcast-er. Active Galactic Nuclei were my first love.
Winchester, UK
icg.port.ac.uk/author/guptaj/
1,189 followers; +88 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.289  3/day
 Astronomer
 @ArifSolmaz

Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist
İstanbul
arifsolmaz.com
1,180 followers; +47 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.272  2/day
 Haley Gomez
 @astrofairy

I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.
Cardiff
haley.gomez.me.uk
1,615 followers; +54 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.267  2/day
 Dr Sheila Kanani
 @SaturnSheila

@RoyalAstroSoc outreach officer, space(comedienne*educator*ambassador). Coke float drinking pocket rocket, planetary physics geek. Co-founder of @STEMMsisters.
LDN, Lytham, MCR (UK)
saturnsheila.wordpress.com
1,978 followers; +114 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.263  5/day
 ★ amanda bauer ★
 @astropixie

astrophysicist. science communicator. music creator. culinary enthusiast. willing.
sydney, australia
amandabauer.blogspot.com
4,569 followers; +231 (+5%) in past 3 months

0.258  10/day
 Alberto Conti
 @albertoconti

Astrophysicist & Innovation Manager – http://t.co/8Ze0AJVeKw – Tweets are my own not Northrop Grumman’s, at least in this universe.
CA, USA
vizify.com/alberto-conti
1,542 followers; +107 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.257  5/day
 Julianne Dalcanton
 @dalcantonJD

Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).
1,785 followers; +138 (+8%) in past 3 months

0.245  6/day
 Michael Merrifield
 @ProfMike_M

Professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham, interested in most things astronomical, particularly galaxies, outreach and art.
Nottingham
youtube.com/sixtysymbols
1,902 followers; +191 (+11%) in past 3 months

0.235  9/day
 Ryan Anderson
 @Ryan_B_Anderson

Planetary scientist. I shoot rocks on Mars with a laser. I also read, review, and write speculative fiction. All views expressed are my own.
Flagstaff, AZ
ryanbanderson.com/blog
1,884 followers; +58 (+3%) in past 3 months

0.233  3/day
 Sarah Kendrew
 @sarahkendrew

Astronomer, University of Oxford, UK. Occasional runner and triathlete.
Oxford
sarahaskew.net
3,074 followers; +203 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.228  10/day
 Lewis Dartnell
 @lewis_dartnell

Astrobiology research fellow, science communicator & book author

http://t.co/hWv2YD5dm6 |

http://t.co/61Z5Wmw3OI | http://t.co/yqLoOaP7g3
London
lewisdartnell.com
3,962 followers; +230 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.227  11/day
 Edward Gomez
 @zemogle

Astronomer and web technology enthusiast. Been known to play the lute.
Within the error bars
darkmattersheep.net
1,041 followers; +68 (+7%) in past 3 months

0.221  3/day
 Peter Edmonds
 @peterdedmonds

Work in public affairs for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Survived a PhD & postdocs in astrophysics. Interested in science & scicomm. Opinions are mine.
peterdedmonds.blogspot.com
2,018 followers; +196 (+11%) in past 3 months

0.217  10/day
 Javier Armentia
 @javierarmentia

Astrofísico, comunicador científico, escéptico, ateo, mala gente en general.
Pamplona
javierarmentia.com
10,332 followers; +352 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.217  18/day
 Karen Masters
 @KarenLMasters

Astronomer @ICGPortsmouth @PortsmouthUni. Project Scientist for @GalaxyZoo. Part of @MaNGAsurvey, @SDSSurveys. Parent of two young children.
Portsmouth, UK
icg.port.ac.uk/~mastersk
2,518 followers; +151 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.181  9/day
 Prof. Abel Méndez
 @ProfAbelMendez

Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist. Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo. Studying habitable worlds in the universe.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
phl.upr.edu
4,675 followers; +465 (+11%) in past 3 months

0.167  30/day
 Meg Schwamb
 @megschwamb

Planetary scientist, astronomer, postdoctoral fellow at ASIAA, and member of the Planet Four & Planet Hunters science teams, Any opinions tweeted are my own.
Taipei, Taiwan
megschwamb.com
1,524 followers; +132 (+9%) in past 3 months

0.143  10/day
 Tim O’Brien
 @Tim_O_Brien

Professor of Astrophysics & Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.

Watch the Skies!
Manchester
proftimobrien.com
4,170 followers; +191 (+5%) in past 3 months

0.137  15/day
 Leigh Fletcher
 @LeighFletcher

Planetary scientist, space enthusiast, Royal Society Research Fellow and new Dad based in Oxford and author of http://t.co/LhUcCxJm
Oxford, UK
atm.ox.ac.uk/user/fletcher/
1,363 followers; +11 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.115  1/day
 Robert Rutledge
 @rerutled

Physics Professor. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
Montreal, QC
physics.mcgill.ca/~rutledge/
1,108 followers; +66 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.113  6/day
 Bryan Gaensler
 @SciBry

Astronomer, politics junkie, rugby league tragic, sci-fi connoisseur.
Sydney ⇢ Toronto (Jan 2015)
bryangaensler.net
3,119 followers; +334 (+12%) in past 3 months

0.101  36/day
 Rachana Bhatawdekar
 @AstroRach

PhD astronomer @UniofNottingham, Coder, Badminton Player, Salsa Dancer, Daydreamer..
Earth, Orion Arm, MW, Laniakea
1,227 followers; +29 (+2%) in past 3 months

0.0970  3/day
 AlessondraSpringmann
 @sondy

Asteroid radar astronomer (小惑星レーダー天文学者), writer, sailor, @observatorycats herder. Wellesley/MIT/San Francisco/@AreciboRadar expat. @UALPL’er/@OSIRISREx’ian.
Tucson, Arizona
blog.sondy.com
1,527 followers; +275 (+22%) in past 3 months

0.0925  33/day
 Alexander B Fry
 @TheAstronomist

Astronomy PhD student, science writer, all around raconteur. Thoughts randomly seeded on science, culture, art, philosophy, astrophysics.
Seattle
commonobserver.com
1,068 followers; +8 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.0870  1/day
 山田陽志郎 Yoshiro Yamada
 @sinus_iridium

東京と横浜の科学館で、長年天文を担当。その後、国立天文台天文情報センター勤務を経て、現在相模原市立博物館で天文担当の学芸員。ボランティアで人工衛星追跡PCソフト Orbitron の翻訳も。映画が好き。音楽メディアではSACDを愛好。近著(邦訳)に『地球接近天体』(地人書館)★面白いと感じた宇宙の話などをつぶやいてます
横浜
lv1uni.web.fc2.com/tuki/yy_prof.h…
1,382 followers; +53 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.0836  7/day
 Peter Coles
 @telescoper

Theoretical astrophysicist (specialising in cosmology), as well as opera, jazz and crossword addict. Now with added beard. Tweets in a personal capacity.
Brighton, England
telescoper.wordpress.com
2,777 followers; +163 (+6%) in past 3 months

0.0786  23/day
 Stephen Serjeant
 @StephenSerjeant

Astronomer at the Open University, roped into various OU/BBC things too. The views here do not necessarily blah blah.
physics.open.ac.uk/~sserjeant/
1,423 followers; +31 (+2%) in past 3 months

0.0598  6/day
 Summer Ash
 @Summer_Ash

Astrophysicist by day and all around rock-it scientist whenever I get my act together.
Moon/New York City
about.me/summer_ash/
2,298 followers; +183 (+9%) in past 3 months

0.0454  44/day
 Matt Mechtley
 @biphenyl

Hubble Space Telescope user at Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Pythonista. Formerly: http://t.co/JYcyZGB4th game dev, PowerGlove innovator, culture jammer
Earth
biphenyl.org
1,326 followers; +19 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.0452  5/day
 Jorge Diaz
 @jsdiaz_

Physicist playing with high-energy neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gamma rays during the day, and low-energy neutrons at night. Science communicator.
Heidelberg/Karlsruhe, Germany
conexioncausal.wordpress.com
1,750 followers; +63 (+4%) in past 3 months

0.0386  18/day
 Gene Gordon
 @porchdragon

Chaotic, loud, energetic, fun-loving,28 year veteran physics teacher. National Board Certified,NASA MESSENGER & New Horizons Fellow. STANYS President-Elect
Honeoye Falls,NY
facebook.com/Porchdragon
2,139 followers; +25 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.0354  8/day
 Sarah Tuttle
 @niais

Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Carrier Pigeon Feminist.
Austin, TX
abortionishealthcare.com
1,674 followers; +239 (+17%) in past 3 months

0.0348  75/day
 Blaze ★ Angle
 @InvaderXan

International astrophysicist of action and mystery! 星空きらきらこんぺいとうのよう。
地球
supernovacondensate.net
1,363 followers; +25 (+2%) in past 3 months

0.0274  10/day
 Alice
 @PenguinGalaxy

Space penguin juggling various science teachery things with occasional writing and outreach on my starry flippers. Loves astronomy, citizen science & feminism.
ra=144.437, dec=2.759
aliceingalaxyland.blogspot.co.uk
3,678 followers; +19 (+1%) in past 3 months

0.0033  63/day
 Kurtis Williams
 @professor_astro

Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
Commerce, TX, USA
blog.professorastronomy.com
3,201 followers; -13 (-0%) in past 3 months

-0.0657  2/day
 Estelle Déau
 @EstelleDeau

Astrophysicist devoted to Saturn’s rings, disk dynamics, radiative transfer of planetary regolith. I (re)tweet about rings, moons, Saturn, & fun science papers.
Between Earth and Saturn
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/scie…
3,155 followers; -19 (-1%) in past 3 months

-0.2568  0.8/day
 Meg Urry
 @Meg_Urry

Yale professor of physics, President of American Astronomical Society, likes supermassive black holes, teaching, writing, increasing diversity, ++my family
Yale University
pantheon.yale.edu/~cmu2
1,254 followers

Not tracked
3 mos ago
Not tracked
3 mos ago
 Ángel López-Sánchez
 @El_Lobo_Rayado

Spanish Astrophysicist @ Australian Astronomical Observatory & Macquarie University.

Astronomía en español desde 2003 en http://t.co/4vs6bZg2PM
Sydney, Australia
angelrls.wordpress.com
1,034 followers

Not tracked
3 mos ago
Not tracked
3 mos ago
 Susan Niebur
 @WomenPlanetSci

Women make up half the bodies in the solar system — why not half the scientists?
Washington, D.C.
womeninplanetaryscience.com
2,172 followers; -6 (-0%) in past 3 months

Too few tweets
(3 mos)
Too few tweets
(3 mos)
 Jill Tarter
 @jilltarter

Earthling

chief cheerleader for SETI, setiQuest, and the Allen Telescope Array

Jack’s wife – Shana’s mom – Li Yao and Clara’s grandma
Earth in the Cosmos
setistars.org
1,547 followers; +164 (+12%) in past 3 months

Too few tweets
(3 mos)
Too few tweets
(3 mos)
 Stacie Powell
 @powellstacie

Olympic GB 10m Platform Diver Astrophysics PhD student at The University of Cambridge
2,485 followers; -34 (-1%) in past 3 months

Too few tweets
(3 mos)
Too few tweets
(3 mos)
 Sara Seager
 @ProfSaraSeager

Prof. Seager is an astrophysicist and planetary scientist at MIT. A pioneer in the vast world of exoplanets, she’s on a quest for the holy grail: another Earth.
Cambridge, MA
seagerexoplanets.mit.edu
2,620 followers; +262 (+11%) in past 3 months

Too few tweets
(3 mos)
Too few tweets
(3 mos)
 Jim_Bell
 @Jim_Bell

Jim is a Professor in the School of Earth & Space Exploration at ASU, an active planetary science researcher and author, and President of The Planetary Society.
jimbell.sese.asu.edu
4,062 followers; +747 (+23%) in past 3 months

Too few tweets
(3 mos)
Too few tweets
(3 mos)

22 thoughts on “Astronomers on Twitter

  1. Accretion Power in Astrotweeting – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  2. Twitter Profiles – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  3. If Tweeting Astronomers Were Planets… – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  4. Word clouds for the tweets of highly followed physicists, astronomers, and philosophers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  5. Top tweets by discipline – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  6. Follower growth among popular astronomers on Twitter in 2013 Q3 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  7. Followers vs. years on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  8. Twitterviews – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  9. Physicists and astronomers ordered by followers-per-tweet – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  10. HepNames listing physicists’ Twitter feeds – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  11. Growth in 2013 for highly followed astronomers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  12. Women among highly followed astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  13. Composite profiles of highly followed philosophers, physicists, and astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  14. Books for the budding natural philosopher by authors on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  15. Charting physicists and astronomers who have over 5,000 Twitter followers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  16. The faces of highly followed astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  17. Astronomers on Twitter: analyses to date – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  18. Particle physicists and cosmologists on Twitter, per Sean Carroll – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  19. URLs of wisdom (end of March 2014) | Social in silico

  20. Follower growth among popular astronomers on Twitter in 2014 Q1 – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  21. Top 50 People to follow on twitter

  22. Collage of highly followed astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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