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: 2014-12-12 10:00 UTC. Users listed: 151.
| 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.
| 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.
| Carolyn Porco
Planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, CICLOPS director, The Day The Earth Smiled founder. WE DID IT! Opinions are my own.
| 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
| Dr. Ian O’Neill
@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Recovering British solar physicist. Enjoys beer, prefers tea. Hairy Atheist & skeptic. @EVEOnline capsuleer. @AberUni alum.
| John Grunsfeld
Lead for Science at NASA (Associate Administrator) Astronaut STS-67,81,103,109,125 Hubble Hugger, Space and Earth explorer
| 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
| Daniel Marín
Astrofísico entusiasta de la exploración espacial. Canario. Autor del blog Eureka. Premio Bitácoras 2012 en ciencia. @NASAJuno Tweetup and Soyuz TMA-09M launch.
| 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.
| Prof. Abel Méndez
Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist. Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo. Studying habitable worlds in the universe.
| Colin Stuart
Science author, writer & presenter with his head in the stars. I also work at a London observatory. See website for blog, books and talks.
| ★ amanda bauer ★
astrophysicist. science communicator. music creator. culinary enthusiast. willing.
| Ed Lu
Finding a million asteroids!
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.
| Tim O’Brien
Professor of Astrophysics & Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.
Watch the Skies!
| 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
| Jake Vanderplas
Python-wielding astronomer interested in cosmology, machine learning, open science, reproducibility, education, data vis…
| Lewis Dartnell
Astrobiology research fellow, science communicator & book author
| Marc Kuchner
| 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.
| 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.
| Amber Straughn
Arkansas farm girl & NASA astrophysicist. Pilot, yogini, homebrewer, Great Dane mom, @PearlJam junkie, Razorback football fan. Tweets 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.
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.
| Tom Kerss
Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Resolute stargazer. Somewhat Danish. I love telescopes.
| Alan Duffy
| 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.
| 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
| Kurtis Williams
Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
| 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.
| Meg Rosenburg
| Peter Coles
Theoretical astrophysicist (specialising in cosmology), as well as opera, jazz and crossword addict. Now with added beard. Tweets in a personal capacity.
| 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
| 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.
| 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.
Astrophysicist by day and all around rock-it scientist whenever I get my act together.
| Stacie Powell
Olympic GB 10m Platform Diver Astrophysics PhD student at The University of Cambridge
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.
| Gene Gordon
Chaotic, loud, energetic, fun-loving,28 year veteran physics teacher. National Board Certified,NASA MESSENGER & New Horizons Fellow. STANYS President-Elect
| Dr. Sengupta
| Arfon Smith
Science @ GitHub. Zooniverse co-founder. Views expressed here are mine, not my mum’s
| Caleb Scharf
Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University.
Blogs at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Copernicus Complex (Fall 2014)
| 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.
| 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
| David W. Hogg
| Michael Merrifield
Professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham, interested in most things astronomical, particularly galaxies, outreach and art.
| Dr Sheila Kanani
@RoyalAstroSoc outreach officer, space(comedienne*educator*ambassador). Coke float drinking pocket rocket, planetary physics geek. Co-founder of @STEMMsisters.
| Jane MacArthur
Studying martian meteorites & comet samples @UniOfLeicester.
| Janna Levin
| David Spergel
Astrophysicist at Princeton University
| 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!
| Brooke Simmons
Astronomer. First loves: galaxies and black holes. Go on: ask me anything.
| Julianne Dalcanton
Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).
| 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.
| 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.
| Jorge S. Diaz
Particle astrophysicist 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. Pro-EU, pro-diversity. For official comments see @royalastrosoc
| Sarah Tuttle
Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Making room for all the other geniuses.
| 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.
| 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.
| Michele Bannister
Planetary astronomer, poet, fascinated by icy worlds. I hunt yesterday’s light. Postdoctoral fellow with @OSSOSurvey.
| Anthony Rushton
Marie Curie fellow – Interests:
Astronomy & astrophysics,
accretion and jets
| Haley Gomez
I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.
| Alyssa Goodman
Astronomy Professor at Harvard, figuring out how the Universe makes stars. Trying to make Astronomy more Seamless and STEM education more fun.
| 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.
| 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.
| Guy Consolmagno
Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author
| Jill Tarter
chief cheerleader for SETI, setiQuest, and the Allen Telescope Array
Jack’s wife – Shana’s mom – Li Yao and Clara’s grandma
| Alberto Conti
| Dr. Alex Lockwood
Alliterative atypical astrophysicist
| Kelle Cruz
Astronomer, professor at Hunter, associate at AMNH. Liveable streets advocate. Spurs fan. Founder and editor of @astrobetter.
| Andy Lawrence
Quasar fan, survey nut, and astrogeek. Regius Professor of Astronomy. You can call me Reg.
| Gemma Lavender
Astrophysicist, FRAS, STEM Ambassador, Science Writer. Tel: 07788231883
| 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
| 山田陽志郎 Yoshiro Yamada
東京と横浜の科学館で、長年天文を担当。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。『月面Ｘ』の名付け親。近著（邦訳）に『地球接近天体』（地人書館）。映画が好き。★面白いと感じた宇宙の話などをつぶやいてます。
| Stephen Serjeant
Head of Astronomy at the Open University, roped into various OU/BBC things too. The views here do not necessarily blah blah.
| Meg Urry
Yale professor of physics, President of American Astronomical Society, likes supermassive black holes, teaching, writing, increasing diversity, ++my family
| Leigh Fletcher
| Jedidah Isler, PhD
Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator
| Invader ★ Xan
東大の天文学の研究者。 British molecular astrophysicist at the University of Tokyo with a head full of stars. 頭は星がいっぱいんでしょう。
| 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.
| claudia alexander
Planetary scientist; JPL; author; @RedPhoenixBooks; Rosetta mission; STEM education, @Windows2Adventr, will tweet Romance! @emerald_phoenix @concieveRfuture
| Matt Mechtley
| Andrew Jaffe
Astrophysics, cosmology and more
| 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.
| 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.
| JC Holbrook
| Joshua Bloom
Astrophysics professor @UCBerkeley; Co-founder of wise.io; Dad
| 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.
| 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
| Renée Hložek
South African cosmologist-and-singer-in-training currently living in the US, as a TED Fellow. Feminist scientist.
| Kevin Schawinski
| Ángel López-Sánchez
Spanish Astrophysicist @ Australian Astronomical Observatory & Macquarie University.
| Robert Rutledge
Physics Professor. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
| Phil Diamond
SKA Director General; husband, father, dedicated Manchester United fan
| Molly Peeples
I play with galaxies.
| 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.
| Alexander B Fry
Astronomy PhD student, science writer, all around raconteur. Thoughts randomly seeded on science, culture, art, philosophy, astrophysics.
| 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.’
| Dr Chiara Mingarelli
Italo-Canadian Gravitational Waves Astrophysicist at Caltech.
| Louisa Preston
Astrobiologist and planetary geologist, science communicator, author for @sigmascience, Visiting Academic @OpenUniversity and @TEDFellow
| 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)
| ✮ laυren вιddle ✮
Recent graduate of astrophysics. Researcher of exoplanets/black holes. Working in Hilo Hawaii at Gemini Observatory. Colorado Native✌Caffeine is my lifeblood.
| John Asher Johnson
Sayer of words, typist of things, one who professes professionally, figurer of things out, player of basketball, abuser of language