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.
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Content last updated: 2014-11-22 10:00 UTC. Users listed: 148.
| Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist. Author: Space Chronicles & Inexplicable Universe [Video]; Host: @StarTalkRadio & @COSMOSonTV
| Phil Plait
SCIENCE! I love this stuff.
| Emily Lakdawalla
Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist, writer, public speaker. Writing a book on Curiosity mission. Asteroid 274860.
| Dr. Phil Metzger
Planetary scientist. Co-founded NASA KSC SwampWorks. Now at UCF Florida Space Institute but still on SwampWorks team. SpaceMining. Space settlement. Science.
| Dr. Bruce Betts
Fun random space facts and videos, easy astronomy, pretty pix from a planetary scientist dude. Director of Science and Technology for The Planetary Society.
| Carolyn Porco
Planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, CICLOPS director, The Day The Earth Smiled founder. WE DID IT! Opinions are my own.
| Stuart Clark
Astronomer, journalist and author of The Sun Kings and The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy. Writes Across the Universe blog for The Guardian.
| Matt Taylor
I work on the Rosetta mission at ESA. Which is nice.
| Robert Simpson
Astronomer and web developer at Oxford University. I work at the Zooniverse: the world’s largest citizen science platform. 2014 TED Fellow.
| - Jeff Goldstein
| John Grunsfeld
Lead for Science at NASA (Associate Administrator) Astronaut STS-67,81,103,109,125 Hubble Hugger, Space and Earth explorer
| Dr. Ian O’Neill
@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Recovering British solar physicist. Enjoys beer, prefers tea. Hairy Atheist & skeptic. @EVEOnline capsuleer. @AberUni alum.
| Mike Brown
Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer, bear whisperer, Finger-wrapped dad.
| Pamela L. Gay
Communicating astronomy and life in academia 1 sidereal day at a time.
| Kirk Borne
PhD DataScientist Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. http://t.co/f4gsbNtASa #DataScience, Astroinformatics, #CitizenScience http://t.co/qYn8bfaS1H
| Katie Mack
(a.k.a. Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
| David Brin
Astronomer, zookeeper and journalist, based at University of Oxford.
| David Grinspoon
Astrobiologist @librarycongress Senior Scientist at PSI. Leader: House Band of the Universe. Author “Lonely Planets” Columnist @SkyandTelescope. Sagan Medalist
| Amy Mainzer
Astronomer, SETI Institute
| Catherine Q.
Astrophysicist, science communicator, over-thinker. One of @HuffPostscience Top 30 Physicists to follow. Autoimmune illness girl. Kiwi in US. Dogs rule.
| Lucie Green
Royal Society University Research Fellow staring at the Sun and beyond. Based at UCL. Chief Stargazer at @popastro
| Ed Copeland
Particle cosmologist working on the Early Universe at the University of Nottingham. Views expressed are my own.
| Javier Armentia
Astrofísico, comunicador científico, escéptico, ateo, mala gente en general.
| Nick Howes
Astronomer, Consultant and Science Writer – Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society. Media team for @lunarmissionone
| Brian Schmidt
An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
| Pete Lawrence
Astronomer, astrophotographer, writer, Sky at Night presenter, consultant and contributor for Stargazing Live. Normally pretty tired from staying up all night
| Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomer. Educator. Subtle as a supernova. Postdoc with the most rock with @cosmoquestx and @siuestem. Tweets my own. RT != endorsement.
| Tamitha Skov
Know when to expect aurora & errors in GPS, satellite phone & i-net,& ham radio. Get daily Space Weather forecasts from physicist who works for NASA/NOAA &more.
| Sarah Hörst
Planetary scientist, Titan evangelist, triathlete, pomeranian wrangler. Prone to #sciencedancing. Loves socks. Stridently anti-breakfast. My tweets are my own.
| J Richard Gott
Astrophysicist; author of TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE; co-author, w/ Robert J Vanderbei, of SIZING UP THE UNIVERSE
| Adam Frank
Astrophysicist: University of Rochester. NPR Science Blogger: 13.7. Author: About Time: Cosmology Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.
| Colin Stuart
| Prof. Abel Méndez
Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist. Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo. Studying habitable worlds in the universe.
| ★ amanda bauer ★
astrophysicist. science communicator. music creator. culinary enthusiast. willing.
| Ed Lu
Finding a million asteroids!
| Tim O’Brien
Professor of Astrophysics & Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.
Watch the Skies!
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.
| Alasdair Allan
Scientist, Author, Hacker, Tinkerer, Maker and sometimes Journalist. Just another hacker, pretending to be an astronomer, pretending to be a hacker.
| Mario Livio
Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute. Author: The Golden Ratio, Is God a Mathematician?, Brilliant Blunders http://t.co/PTg9WuBQF2
| Lewis Dartnell
Astrobiology research fellow, science communicator & book author
| Jake Vanderplas
Python-wielding astronomer interested in cosmology, machine learning, open science, reproducibility, education, data vis…
| Keri Bean
Working @NASAJPL in science operations for @NASA_Dawn #Ceres2015! Martian meteorologist. R2D2’s foster mom. Married to @JeffAMcGee. TX Aggie. Tweets are mine.
| Marc Kuchner
| Amedeo Balbi
Studio l’universo e ve lo racconto. Ultimo libro: Cercatori di meraviglia (Rizzoli)
Space penguin juggling various science teachery things with occasional writing and outreach on my starry flippers. Loves astronomy, citizen science & feminism.
| Lucianne Walkowicz
astrophysicist. artist. transient bioelectrical phenomenon hurtling through space.
| Ethan Siegel
The Universe is:
| Chris North
Astrophysicist at Cardiff University, and UK Herschel Outreach Officer. All comments are my own.
| Marek Kukula
Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich & curator for the touring Visions of the Universe exhibition. My opinions = my opinions.
| Jonathan McDowell
I’m an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, working on Chandra and quasars, and commenting on space launches and space activities.
| Amber Straughn
Arkansas farm girl & NASA astrophysicist. Pilot, yogini, homebrewer, Great Dane mom, @PearlJam junkie, Razorback football fan. Tweets are my own.
| Tom Kerss
Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Resolute stargazer. Somewhat Danish. I love telescopes.
Scientist. Space Explorer. Optimist. Space Man. Dad. Not necessarily in that order. Follow my New Horizons Twitter feed @NewHorizons2015.
| Bryan Gaensler
Astronomer, politics junkie, rugby league tragic, sci-fi connoisseur.
| Sarah Kendrew
Astronomer, University of Oxford, UK. Occasional runner and triathlete.
| Franck Marchis
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.
| Kurtis Williams
Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
| Estelle Déau
Astrophysicist devoted to Saturn’s rings, disk dynamics, radiative transfer of planetary regolith. I (re)tweet about rings, moons, Saturn, planets & fun science
| Alan Duffy
| Peter Coles
Theoretical astrophysicist (specialising in cosmology), as well as opera, jazz and crossword addict. Now with added beard. Tweets in a personal capacity.
| Meg Rosenburg
| Sara Seager
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.
| Karen Masters
Astronomer at ICG, Univ. of Portsmouth. Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo. Proud Sloanie (SDSS). Now with primary school age kids!
| Hakeem Oluseyi
Astrophysicist | Inventor | TED Fellow | Star Hacker | OG | TV Personality
| Carolina Ödman
Astrophysicist mum of two working in technology, science, development, hacking (the good kind), photography, and hanging out in a state of happiness.
I use gravitational lenses to measure the size of quasars and constrain the amount of satellites in dark matter halos.
| 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.
| Stacie Powell
Olympic GB 10m Platform Diver Astrophysics PhD student at The University of Cambridge
Astrophysicist by day and all around rock-it scientist whenever I get my act together.
By day: just another transient astronomer. By night: samba drumming, rock climbing, public speaker, teacher and science advocate. Currently in Manchester.
| Andrew Pontzen
I do cosmology and piano. Employed by UCL, funded by the Royal Society. It’s not their fault when I talk nonsense, though.
| Dr. Sengupta
| Gene Gordon
Chaotic, loud, energetic, fun-loving,28 year veteran physics teacher. National Board Certified,NASA MESSENGER & New Horizons Fellow. STANYS President-Elect
| Caleb Scharf
Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University.
Blogs at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Copernicus Complex (Fall 2014)
| Susan Niebur
Women make up half the bodies in the solar system — why not half the scientists?
| 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
| Arfon Smith
Science @ GitHub. Zooniverse co-founder. Views expressed here are mine, not my mum’s
| Peter Edmonds
Work in public affairs for NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Survived a PhD & postdocs in astrophysics. Interested in science & scicomm. Opinions are mine.
| Dr Sheila Kanani
@RoyalAstroSoc outreach officer, space(comedienne*educator*ambassador). Coke float drinking pocket rocket, planetary physics geek. Co-founder of @STEMMsisters.
| David W. Hogg
| Michael Merrifield
Professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham, interested in most things astronomical, particularly galaxies, outreach and art.
| Jane MacArthur
Studying martian meteorites & comet samples @UniOfLeicester.
| Janna Levin
| Kristin Block
Spacecraft science, @HiRISE on #MRO. With my free hand, I play taiko & upright bass. (Looking for the mission @Maven2Mars?) Opinions: MINE, ALL MINE!
| David Spergel
Astrophysicist at Princeton University
| Brooke Simmons
Astronomer. First loves: galaxies and black holes. Go on: ask me anything.
| Ryan 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.
| Julianne Dalcanton
Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).
| Jorge S. Diaz
Theoretical physicist playing with high-energy neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gamma rays during the day, and low-energy neutrons at night.
| Robert Massey
Parent, Deputy Executive Secretary at the Royal Astronomical Society. For official comments see @royalastrosoc
| Prof. Chris Welch
Professor of Astronautics and Director Masters Programs at the International Space University, by day. Wearer of many other hats by day and night.
| Yvette Cendes
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.
| Sarah Tuttle
Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Making room for all the other geniuses.
| Robert C. Tautz
Theoretical plasma astrophysicist studying cosmic rays, plasma instabilities, and general problems of mathematical and computational physics. Tweets are my own.
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.
| Anthony Rushton
Marie Curie fellow – Interests:
Astronomy & astrophysics,
accretion and jets
| Michele Bannister
Planetary astronomer, poet, fascinated by icy worlds. I hunt yesterday’s light. Postdoctoral fellow with @OSSOSurvey.
| Haley Gomez
I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.
| Zita Martins
Astrobiology researcher; Science communicator; Royal Society University Research Fellow; BBC Expert Women
| Natalie Starkey
Space scientist at The Open University and Lab Manager of NanoSIMS. 2013 BBC Women’s Expert for science and British Science Association Guardian media fellow.
| Meg Schwamb
Planetary scientist, astronomer, postdoctoral fellow at ASIAA, and member of the Planet Four & Planet Hunters science teams, Any opinions tweeted are my own.
| Jill Tarter
chief cheerleader for SETI, setiQuest, and the Allen Telescope Array
Jack’s wife – Shana’s mom – Li Yao and Clara’s grandma
| Alyssa Goodman
Astronomy Professor at Harvard, figuring out how the Universe makes stars. Trying to make Astronomy more Seamless and STEM education more fun.
| Alberto Conti
| Guy Consolmagno
Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author
| Andy Lawrence
Quasar fan, survey nut, and astrogeek. Regius Professor of Astronomy. You can call me Reg.
| Dr. Alex Lockwood
Alliterative atypical astrophysicist
| Gemma Lavender
Astrophysicist, FRAS, STEM Ambassador, Science Writer. Tel: 07805546215
| Kelle Cruz
Astronomer, professor at Hunter, associate at AMNH. Liveable streets advocate. Spurs fan. Founder and editor of @astrobetter.
| Eli Bressert
Love big ideas and putting them into action by connecting the impossible. Data scientist at Stitch Fix and advisor to Authorea
| Meghan Gray
Astronomer. Mother. Stranger in a strange land.
| Dr Brian Boyle
Project Director – Australia & New Zealand SKA project
| Stephen Serjeant
Astronomer at the Open University, roped into various OU/BBC things too. The views here do not necessarily blah blah.
| 山田陽志郎 Yoshiro Yamada
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
| Leigh Fletcher
| Meg Urry
Yale professor of physics, President of American Astronomical Society, likes supermassive black holes, teaching, writing, increasing diversity, ++my family
| Jedidah Isler, PhD
Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator
| あくび ★ ねこ
International astrophysicist of action and mystery! 星空きらきらこんぺいとうのよう。
| Matt Mechtley
| Sarah Milkovich
Science Systems Engineer for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover. Previously on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/HiRISE, Curiosity, Cassini, Mars Phoenix. Opinions are my own.
| Andrew Jaffe
Astrophysics, cosmology and more
| claudia alexander
Planetary scientist; JPL; author; @RedPhoenixBooks; Rosetta mission; STEM education, @Windows2Adventr, will tweet Romance! @emerald_phoenix @concieveRfuture
| Jonathan Tedds
Astro, Health & Research Data Informatics. Senior Research Fellow, Uni of Leicester. PI #BRISSKit Editor-in-Chief @up_healthdata Chair Primary School Governors
| Rachana Bhatawdekar
PhD astronomer @UniofNottingham studying high redshift galaxies (Frontier Fields) using @NASA_Hubble data. Coder. Badminton player. Salsa dancer. Daydreamer.
| Jen Gupta
@ICGPortsmouth Astrophysics Outreach Officer. Occasional @WinSciCentre planetarium-er. Former @jodcast-er. Active Galactic Nuclei were my first love.
| Andy Howell
Staff astronomer at LCOGT, adjunct faculty at UCSB. A host on the Nat. Geo. show Known Universe. Copernicus on Ain’t It Cool News.
| Joshua Bloom
Astrophysics professor @UCBerkeley; Co-founder of wise.io; Dad
| JC Holbrook
| Erin Ryan
Doctor of the flying rocks (asteroids & comets), telescope jockey, grower of 8 ft tall tomatoes, collector of way too many orchid plants & extreme stress baker.
| Natalie Batalha
Mother to four wonderful earthlings, Astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, and the Kepler Mission Scientist. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist
| Kevin Schawinski
Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, co-founder of http://t.co/wnOumHZ74K, expert on black holes & galaxy evolution. From Jan: Swiss Soc. of Astron. Astrophys.
| Robert Rutledge
Physics Professor. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
| Ángel López-Sánchez
Spanish Astrophysicist @ Australian Astronomical Observatory & Macquarie University.
| Renée Hložek
South African cosmologist-and-singer-in-training currently living in the US, as a TED Fellow. Feminist scientist.
| Phil Diamond
SKA Director General; husband, father, dedicated Manchester United fan
| Alexander B Fry
Astronomy PhD student, science writer, all around raconteur. Thoughts randomly seeded on science, culture, art, philosophy, astrophysics.
| Anais Rassat
Science researcher interested in technology & innovation. Member of Euclid Consortium (#euclidmission, #ESA Space Mission). TCK. Mostly in Geneva/Lausanne, CH.
| Edward Gomez
Astronomer and web technology enthusiast. Been known to play the lute.
| Simon O’Toole
Astronomer, science communicator, manager of information, football nut, foodie, dad. Opinions posted are my own.
| Richard Easther
New Zealander, father and scientist, repatriated member of the Kiwi Diaspora. ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’
| Molly Peeples
I play with galaxies.
| Louisa Preston
Astrobiologist and planetary geologist, science communicator, author for @sigmascience, Visiting Academic @OpenUniversity and @TEDFellow
| ✮ laυren вιddle ✮
Recent graduate of astrophysics. Researcher of exoplanets/black holes. Working in Hilo Hawaii at Gemini Observatory. Colorado Native✌Caffeine is my lifeblood.
| Phil Marshall
Astrophysicist, into cosmology, gravitational lenses and inference. This is the closest thing I have to a research blog. I’ll write more if you tweet at me.
| Ray Jayawardhana
Astronomer, Explorer, Writer, Speaker. Author of Strange New Worlds and Neutrino Hunters (SciAm/FSG, HarperCollins Canada, Oneworld UK)