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.

For favorite Twitter feeds of the users listed below, see
Astronomers’ Favorite Twitter Feeds.

Content last updated: 2014-11-22 10:00 UTC. Users listed: 148.

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 Neil deGrasse Tyson
 @neiltyson

Astrophysicist. Author: Space Chronicles & Inexplicable Universe [Video]; Host: @StarTalkRadio & @COSMOSonTV
New York City
haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/

2,679,907  2/day
 Phil Plait
 @BadAstronomer

SCIENCE! I love this stuff.
Boulder
slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…

342,074  18/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

60,402  12/day
 Dr. Phil Metzger
 @DrPhiltill

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/

30,693  19/day
 Dr. Bruce Betts
 @RandomSpaceFact

Fun random space facts and videos, easy astronomy, pretty pix from a planetary scientist dude. Director of Science and Technology for The Planetary Society.
Pasadena, California, USA
randomspacefact.com

29,915  0.9/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

27,584  7/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

27,272  5/day
 Matt Taylor
 @mggtTaylor

I work on the Rosetta mission at ESA. Which is nice.
Netherlands

25,310  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

24,102  4/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

22,258  15/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

20,860  0.4/day
 Dr. Ian O’Neill
 @astroengine

@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Recovering British solar physicist. Enjoys beer, prefers tea. Hairy Atheist & skeptic. @EVEOnline capsuleer. @AberUni alum.
Woodland Hills, California
astroengine.com

20,309  15/day
 Mike Brown
 @plutokiller

Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer, bear whisperer, Finger-wrapped dad.
Pasadena, CA
mikebrownsplanets.com

19,430  5/day
 Pamela L. Gay
 @starstryder

Communicating astronomy and life in academia 1 sidereal day at a time.
Edwardsville, IL
about.me/starstryder

19,386  6/day
 Kirk Borne
 @KirkDBorne

PhD DataScientist Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. http://t.co/f4gsbNtASa #DataScience, Astroinformatics, #CitizenScience http://t.co/qYn8bfaS1H
George Mason University
linkedin.com/in/kirkdborne

18,343  30/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

17,059  24/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
about.me/davidbrin

16,371  5/day
 chrislintott
 @chrislintott

Astronomer, zookeeper and journalist, based at University of Oxford.
Oxford
zooniverse.org

16,147  2/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

15,929  9/day
 Amy Mainzer
 @AmyMainzer

Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Mainzer/

15,535  4/day
 SethShostak
 @SethShostak

Astronomer, SETI Institute
Mountain View, California
radio.seti.org

15,313  0.1/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

14,755  52/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

12,141  3/day
 Ed Copeland
 @ProfEdCopeland

Particle cosmologist working on the Early Universe at the University of Nottingham. Views expressed are my own.
Nottingham, UK

10,851  2/day
 Javier Armentia
 @javierarmentia

Astrofísico, comunicador científico, escéptico, ateo, mala gente en general.
Pamplona
javierarmentia.com

10,663  8/day
 Nick Howes
 @NickAstronomer

Astronomer, Consultant and Science Writer – Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society. Media team for @lunarmissionone
Cherhill in Wiltshire
tinyurl.com/y9akrn3

10,345  33/day
 Brian Schmidt
 @cosmicpinot

An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Canberra Australia
msowww.anu.edu.au/~brian

10,055  3/day
 Pete Lawrence
 @Avertedvision

Astronomer, astrophotographer, writer, Sky at Night presenter, consultant and contributor for Stargazing Live. Normally pretty tired from staying up all night
Selsey, England
digitalsky.org.uk

8,708  4/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

8,323  16/day
 Tamitha Skov
 @TamithaSkov

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.
youtube.com/user/SpWxfx

7,625  16/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

7,238  14/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

5,689  1/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…

5,630  3/day
 Colin Stuart
 @skyponderer

Science presenter, writer & author. I also talk at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Books: http://t.co/PtV7DzEUnk Talks (incl schools) http://t.co/q02GwGtsjM
London
colinstuart.net

5,010  4/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

4,925  18/day
 ★ amanda bauer ★
 @astropixie

astrophysicist. science communicator. music creator. culinary enthusiast. willing.
sydney, australia
amandabauer.blogspot.com

4,786  6/day
 Ed Lu
 @astroEdLu

Finding a million asteroids!
Pale Blue Dot
sentinelmission.org

4,640  0.9/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

4,503  4/day
 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

4,497  <0.05/day
 Alasdair Allan
 @aallan

Scientist, Author, Hacker, Tinkerer, Maker and sometimes Journalist. Just another hacker, pretending to be an astronomer, pretending to be a hacker.
Exeter, UK
alasdairallan.com

4,325  8/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

4,104  9/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

4,085  7/day
 Jake Vanderplas
 @jakevdp

Python-wielding astronomer interested in cosmology, machine learning, open science, reproducibility, education, data vis…
Seattle WA
vanderplas.com

4,010  2/day
 Keri Bean
 @PlanetaryKeri

Working @NASAJPL in science operations for @NASA_Dawn #Ceres2015! Martian meteorologist. R2D2’s foster mom. Married to @JeffAMcGee. TX Aggie. Tweets are mine.
Pasadena, CA
keribean.com

3,944  12/day
 Marc Kuchner
 @marckuchner

PI of Citizen Science site http://t.co/PDgdfKWNmU, Astrophysicist, Songwriter.
Greenbelt, MD
marketingforscientists.com

3,908  0.6/day
 Amedeo Balbi
 @amedeo_balbi

Studio l’universo e ve lo racconto. Ultimo libro: Cercatori di meraviglia (Rizzoli)
Roma, Italy
amedeobalbi.it

3,720  1/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

3,701  64/day
 Lucianne Walkowicz
 @shaka_lulu

astrophysicist. artist. transient bioelectrical phenomenon hurtling through space.
Chicago, IL, USA, Earth
tangledfields.com

3,572  4/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-…

3,478  4/day
 Chris North
 @chrisenorth

Astrophysicist at Cardiff University, and UK Herschel Outreach Officer. All comments are my own.
Cardiff (normally)

3,476  3/day
 Marek Kukula
 @marekkukula

Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich & curator for the touring Visions of the Universe exhibition. My opinions = my opinions.
London
rmg.co.uk/royal-observat…

3,440  3/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

3,343  2/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

3,328  3/day
 Tom Kerss
 @tomkerss

Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Resolute stargazer. Somewhat Danish. I love telescopes.
London
tomkerss.co.uk

3,313  3/day
 AlanStern
 @AlanStern

Scientist. Space Explorer. Optimist. Space Man. Dad. Not necessarily in that order. Follow my New Horizons Twitter feed @NewHorizons2015.

3,309  2/day
 Bryan Gaensler
 @SciBry

Astronomer, politics junkie, rugby league tragic, sci-fi connoisseur.
Sydney ⇢ Toronto (Jan 2015)
bryangaensler.net

3,294  10/day
 Sarah Kendrew
 @sarahkendrew

Astronomer, University of Oxford, UK. Occasional runner and triathlete.
Oxford
sarahaskew.net

3,226  8/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
franckmarchis.com

3,216  7/day
 Kurtis Williams
 @professor_astro

Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
Commerce, TX, USA
blog.professorastronomy.com

3,211  0.9/day
 Estelle Déau
 @EstelleDeau

Astrophysicist devoted to Saturn’s rings, disk dynamics, radiative transfer of planetary regolith. I (re)tweet about rings, moons, Saturn, planets & fun science
Between Earth and Saturn
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/scie…

3,185  2/day
 Alan Duffy
 @astroduff

Astronomer who sometimes chats to the media and gets way too excited about science on air. Making galaxies at Swinburne Uni since 2014 https://t.co/MHsQXzb3Of
Melbourne
alanrduffy.com

3,109  9/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

2,850  12/day
 Meg Rosenburg
 @trueanomalies

planets, #scicomm, #histsci | @Caltech PhD | #PHDtv co-founder (http://t.co/uRYhr5jPl4) | all-around space person | And what you do, do it unfeignedly.
Pasadena, CA
trueanomalies.com

2,840  10/day
 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

2,838  0.1/day
 Karen Masters
 @KarenLMasters

Astronomer at ICG, Univ. of Portsmouth. Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo. Proud Sloanie (SDSS). Now with primary school age kids!
Portsmouth, UK
icg.port.ac.uk/~mastersk

2,746  9/day
 Hakeem Oluseyi
 @HakeemOluseyi

Astrophysicist | Inventor | TED Fellow | Star Hacker | OG | TV Personality
Melbourne, FL USA
fit.edu/faculty/profil…

2,651  3/day
 Carolina Ödman
 @carolune

Astrophysicist mum of two working in technology, science, development, hacking (the good kind), photography, and hanging out in a state of happiness.
Planet Earth, most of the time
about.me/carolune

2,605  4/day
 DarkSapiens
 @DarkSapiens

I use gravitational lenses to measure the size of quasars and constrain the amount of satellites in dark matter halos.
Spain
darksapiens.blogspot.com

2,548  44/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

2,541  5/day
 Stacie Powell
 @powellstacie

Olympic GB 10m Platform Diver Astrophysics PhD student at The University of Cambridge

2,497  0.7/day
 Summer
 @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/

2,487  28/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

2,429  5/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

2,369  4/day
 Dr. Sengupta
 @Doctor_Astro

Developing the ISS Cold Atom Lab @NASA_JPL, Exploring the Quantum Universe one atom at a time, Research Professor @USCviterbi. http://t.co/SmqPYCRje2
Los Angeles
facebook.com/DrAnitaSengupta

2,263  4/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

2,204  8/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

2,177  3/day
 Susan Niebur
 @WomenPlanetSci

Women make up half the bodies in the solar system — why not half the scientists?
Washington, D.C.
womeninplanetaryscience.com

2,176  0.4/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

2,159  3/day
 Arfon Smith
 @arfon

Science @ GitHub. Zooniverse co-founder. Views expressed here are mine, not my mum’s
Chicago
arfon.org

2,139  2/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

2,127  16/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

2,094  3/day
 David W. Hogg
 @davidwhogg

astronomy, inference, engineering, http://t.co/P0iWfp5u1D http://t.co/x5mO1LfHyO
New York City
dwh.gg/dwhogg

2,075  3/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

2,072  5/day
 Jane MacArthur
 @Jane_MacArthur

Studying martian meteorites & comet samples @UniOfLeicester.
FRAS Councillor, MBIS, STEM ambassador, Violinist, FCA
Leicester, UK
pad39a.blogspot.com

1,994  2/day
 Janna Levin
 @JannaLevin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City
jannalevin.com

1,973  0.9/day
 Kristin Block
 @MarsMaven

Spacecraft science, @HiRISE on #MRO. With my free hand, I play taiko & upright bass. (Looking for the mission @Maven2Mars?) Opinions: MINE, ALL MINE!
Tucson, AZ

1,947  4/day
 David Spergel
 @DavidSpergel

Astrophysicist at Princeton University
Princeton NJ
astro.princeton.edu/~dns

1,925  0.8/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

1,905  2/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

1,892  3/day
 Julianne Dalcanton
 @dalcantonJD

Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).

1,882  7/day
 Jorge S. Diaz
 @jsdiaz_

Theoretical physicist playing with high-energy neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gamma rays during the day, and low-energy neutrons at night.
Heidelberg/Karlsruhe, Germany
conexioncausal.wordpress.com

1,846  28/day
 Robert Massey
 @RobertMMassey

Parent, Deputy Executive Secretary at the Royal Astronomical Society. For official comments see @royalastrosoc
Bristol (Southville) & London

1,841  2/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…

1,836  1/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

1,830  7/day
 Sarah Tuttle
 @niais

Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Making room for all the other geniuses.
Austin, TX
abortionishealthcare.com

1,801  14/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

1,795  1/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

1,749  10/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…

1,714  1/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/

1,683  3/day
 Haley Gomez
 @astrofairy

I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.
Cardiff
haley.gomez.me.uk

1,656  3/day
 Zita Martins
 @ZitaMartins

Astrobiology researcher; Science communicator; Royal Society University Research Fellow; BBC Expert Women
London
www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/z.marti…

1,649  2/day
 Natalie Starkey
 @StarkeyStardust

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.
nataliestarkey.com

1,642  2/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

1,631  8/day
 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

1,606  0.1/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

1,589  1/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

1,589  6/day
 Guy Consolmagno
 @specolations

Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author

1,568  0.9/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

1,567  2/day
 Dr. Alex Lockwood
 @AskAstroAlex

Alliterative atypical astrophysicist
phdcomics.com/tv

1,556  0.9/day
 Gemma Lavender
 @Gemma_Lavender

Astrophysicist, FRAS, STEM Ambassador, Science Writer. Tel: 07805546215
Email: gemmalavender@ymail.com

1,544  3/day
 Kelle Cruz
 @kellecruz

Astronomer, professor at Hunter, associate at AMNH. Liveable streets advocate. Spurs fan. Founder and editor of @astrobetter.
New York, NY
astrobetter.com

1,528  1/day
 Eli Bressert
 @astrobiased

Love big ideas and putting them into action by connecting the impossible. Data scientist at Stitch Fix and advisor to Authorea
San Francisco, CA
astrobiased.com

1,504  3/day
 Meghan Gray
 @emeegray

Astronomer. Mother. Stranger in a strange land.
Nottingham
nottingham.ac.uk/~ppzmeg

1,498  0.8/day
 Dr Brian Boyle
 @BrianBoyleSKA

Project Director – Australia & New Zealand SKA project
Australia
ska.gov.au

1,497  1/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/

1,461  4/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…

1,446  6/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/

1,414  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

1,392  0.5/day
 Jedidah Isler, PhD
 @JedidahIslerPhD

Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator
facebook.com/JedidahIslerPhD

1,365  2/day
 あくび ★ ねこ
 @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

1,360  9/day
 Matt Mechtley
 @biphenyl

Hubble Space Telescope user at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Pythonista. Formerly: http://t.co/JYcyZH9IDl game dev, PowerGlove innovator, culture jammer
A mote of dust in a sunbeam
biphenyl.org

1,331  3/day
 Sarah Milkovich
 @milkysa

Science Systems Engineer for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover. Previously on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter/HiRISE, Curiosity, Cassini, Mars Phoenix. Opinions are my own.
Los Angeles, CA
planetarywanderings.wordpress.com

1,325  1/day
 Andrew Jaffe
 @defjaf

Astrophysics, cosmology and more
London
andrewjaffe.net/blog

1,314  1.0/day
 claudia alexander
 @claudiauthorsci

Planetary scientist; JPL; author; @RedPhoenixBooks; Rosetta mission; STEM education, @Windows2Adventr, will tweet Romance! @emerald_phoenix @concieveRfuture
Glendora, CA
redphoenixbooks.com

1,307  15/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…

1,290  4/day
 Rachana Bhatawdekar
 @AstroRach

PhD astronomer @UniofNottingham studying high redshift galaxies (Frontier Fields) using @NASA_Hubble data. Coder. Badminton player. Salsa dancer. Daydreamer.
Earth, Orion Arm, MW, Laniakea

1,286  4/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
jengupta.com

1,266  4/day
 Andy Howell
 @d_a_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.
Santa Barbara, CA
dahowell.com

1,253  0.9/day
 Joshua Bloom
 @profjsb

Astrophysics professor @UCBerkeley; Co-founder of wise.io; Dad
Berkeley, CA
astro.berkeley.edu/~jbloom

1,243  0.6/day
 JC Holbrook
 @astroholbrook

Astrophysicist turned Cultural Astronomer via Anthropology and History of Science. Writing Science Fiction. http://t.co/op6Mhmt2GV http://t.co/TABNot1dom
Kaapstad, ZA
jaritaholbrook.com

1,238  1/day
 Erin Ryan
 @erinleeryan

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.
Charlottesville VA/ Crofton MD
erinleeryan.com

1,231  14/day
 Natalie Batalha
 @nbatalha

Mother to four wonderful earthlings, Astronomer at NASA Ames Research Center, and the Kepler Mission Scientist. All opinions expressed here are my own.
Silicon Valley, California
nasa.gov/kepler

1,201  0.3/day
 Astronomer
 @ArifSolmaz

Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist
İstanbul
arifsolmaz.com

1,199  3/day
 Kevin Schawinski
 @kevinschawinski

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.
Based out of ZRH, z=0
astro.ethz.ch/people/kevinsc

1,166  7/day
 Robert Rutledge
 @rerutled

Physics Professor. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
Montreal, QC
physics.mcgill.ca/~rutledge/

1,132  3/day
 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

1,124  5/day
 Renée Hložek
 @reneehlozek

South African cosmologist-and-singer-in-training currently living in the US, as a TED Fellow. Feminist scientist.
Princeton, United States
reneehlozek.moonfruit.com

1,119  1/day
 Phil Diamond
 @SKA_DG

SKA Director General; husband, father, dedicated Manchester United fan
SKA HQ. Jodrell Bank

1,118  0.6/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

1,080  1/day
 Anais Rassat
 @anaisrassat

Science researcher interested in technology & innovation. Member of Euclid Consortium (#euclidmission, #ESA Space Mission). TCK. Mostly in Geneva/Lausanne, CH.
huffingtonpost.co.uk/anais-rassat/

1,071  1/day
 Edward Gomez
 @zemogle

Astronomer and web technology enthusiast. Been known to play the lute.
Within the error bars
darkmattersheep.net

1,069  4/day
 Simon O’Toole
 @drsimmo

Astronomer, science communicator, manager of information, football nut, foodie, dad. Opinions posted are my own.
Sydney
iwouldntnormallycall.wordpress.com

1,068  4/day
 Richard Easther
 @REasther

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.’
excursionset.com

1,044  5/day
 Molly Peeples
 @astronomolly

I play with galaxies.
Baltimore, MD, z=0
stsci.edu/~molly/

1,040  10/day
 Louisa Preston
 @LouisaJPreston

Astrobiologist and planetary geologist, science communicator, author for @sigmascience, Visiting Academic @OpenUniversity and @TEDFellow
London
louisajpreston.com

1,032  2/day
 ✮ laυren вιddle ✮
 @astroscientista

Recent graduate of astrophysics. Researcher of exoplanets/black holes. Working in Hilo Hawaii at Gemini Observatory. Colorado Native✌Caffeine is my lifeblood.
A pale blue dot ⊕

1,022  3/day
 Phil Marshall
 @drphilmarshall

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.
San Francisco
slac.stanford.edu/~pjm

1,021  1/day
 Ray Jayawardhana
 @DrRayJay

Astronomer, Explorer, Writer, Speaker. Author of Strange New Worlds and Neutrino Hunters (SciAm/FSG, HarperCollins Canada, Oneworld UK)
rayjay.net

1,009  1/day

28 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

  23. Women among highly followed physicists and astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  24. Physicists and astronomers followed by physicists and astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  25. Reply activity of highly followed astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  26. Retweet activity of highly followed astronomers on Twitter – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  27. Lucretius21c at two years – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  28. Highly followed women in astronomy, astrophysics, and related fields – Lucretius, ver. 21c

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