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: 2015-03-22 09:00 UTC. Users listed: 165.
| 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.
| - Jeff Goldstein
| Carolyn Porco
Planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, CICLOPS director. Opinions are my own.
| Robert Simpson
Astronomer and web developer at Oxford University. I work at the Zooniverse: the world’s largest citizen science platform. 2014 TED Fellow.
| Dr. Ian O’Neill
@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Recovering British solar physicist. Enjoys beer, prefers tea. Raving Atheist & skeptic. @EVEOnline capsuleer. 125-160 bpm.
| Matt Taylor
I work on the Rosetta mission at ESA. Which is nice.
| Kirk Borne
DataScientist, PhD Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. ♡#DataScience, Astroinformatics, #CitizenScience http://t.co/1CdQ3oLStN http://t.co/7E1oA3V6V1
| John Grunsfeld
Lead for Science at NASA (Associate Administrator) Astronaut STS-67,81,103,109,125 Hubble Hugger, Space and Earth explorer
| Katie Mack
(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
| 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.
| David Brin
Astronomer, zookeeper and journalist, based at University of Oxford.
| Amy Mainzer
| Catherine Q.
Astrophysicist, science communicator, over-thinker. One of @HuffPostscience Top 30 Physicists to follow. Autoimmune illness girl. Kiwi in US. Dogs rule.
Astronomer, SETI Institute
| David Grinspoon
Astrobiologist @librarycongress Senior Scientist at PSI. Leader: House Band of the Universe. Author “Lonely Planets” Columnist @SkyandTelescope. Sagan Medalist
| Lucie Green
Royal Society University Research Fellow staring at the Sun and beyond. Based at UCL. Chief Stargazer at @popastro
| Nick Howes
Astronomer, Consultant and Science Writer – Fellow of Royal Astronomical Society. Media team for @lunarmissionone
| Javier Armentia
Astrofísico, comunicador científico, escéptico, ateo, mala gente en general.
| Ed Copeland
Particle cosmologist working on the Early Universe at the University of Nottingham. Views expressed are my own.
| Brian Schmidt
An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
| Dr. Tamitha Skov
Know when to expect aurora & errors in GPS, satellite phone/internet, & ham radio. Get daily Space Weather forecasts from a PhD who works for NASA, NOAA, &more.
| Pete Lawrence
| 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.
| Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomer. Educator. Maker of tiny comets. Subtle as a supernova. Postdoc with the most rock. Tweets my own. RT != endorsement.
| Sarah Hörst
Assistant Prof of Planetary Science @JohnsHopkins, Titan evangelist, pomeranian wrangler. Prone to #sciencedancing. Loves socks. Stridently anti-breakfast.
| Susan N
| Adam Frank
Astrophysicist: University of Rochester. NPR Science Blogger: 13.7. Author: About Time: Cosmology Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.
| J Richard Gott
Astrophysicist; author of TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE; co-author, w/ Robert J Vanderbei, of SIZING UP THE UNIVERSE
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.
| Prof. Abel Méndez
Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist. Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo. Studying habitable worlds in the universe.
| Tim O’Brien
Professor of Astrophysics & Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Observatory, University of Manchester.
Watch the Skies!
| Ed Lu
Finding a million asteroids!
| ★ amanda bauer ★
astrophysicist. science communicator. music creator. culinary enthusiast. willing.
| 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.
| Marc Kuchner
| Jake Vanderplas
Astronomer and Data Scientist at @UWeScience. Tweeting about cosmology, machine learning, stats, dataviz, python, reproducibility, open science, education…
| Alasdair Allan
Scientist, Author, Hacker, Tinkerer, Maker and 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
Scientist. Space Explorer. Optimist. Space Man. Dad. Not necessarily in that order. Follow my New Horizons Twitter feed @NewHorizons2015.
| Amber Straughn
Arkansas farm girl & NASA astrophysicist. Pilot, yogini, homebrewer, Great Dane mom, @PearlJam junkie, Razorback football fan. Tweets are my own.
| Lewis Dartnell
Astrobiology research fellow, science communicator & book author
| Lucianne Walkowicz
astrophysicist. artist. transient bioelectrical phenomenon hurtling through space.
| Keri Bean
Mission ops engineer @NASAJPL for @NASA_Dawn. Formerly a Martian scientist. R2D2’s foster mom. Married to @JeffAMcGee. Texas Aggie. Tweets are mine.
| Ethan Siegel
The Universe is:
| Amedeo Balbi
Studio l’universo e ve lo racconto. Ultimo libro: Cercatori di meraviglia (Rizzoli)
| Alan Duffy
| 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.
Space penguin juggling various science teachery things with occasional writing and outreach on my starry flippers. Loves astronomy, citizen science & feminism.
| 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.
| Bryan Gaensler
Astronomer, politics junkie, rugby league tragic, sci-fi connoisseur. Director of @DunlapInstitute at @UofT.
| Tom Kerss
Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Resolute stargazer. Somewhat Danish. I love telescopes.
| Sarah Kendrew
Astronomer, University of Oxford. Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College. Occasional runner and triathlete.
| Hakeem Oluseyi
Astrophysicist | Inventor | TED Fellow | Star Hacker | OG | TV Personality
| Franck Marchis
Planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of SETI Institute, husband & dad, passionate about space, our environment & human rights. Tweets are my own.
| Dr. Estelle Déau
Astrophysicist devoted to Saturn’s rings, disk dynamics, planetary regolith radiative transfer. I (re)tweet about rings, moons, planets, asteroids & fun science
| 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.
| Kurtis Williams
Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
| 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.
| 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.
| Karen Masters
Astronomer at ICG Portsmouth. Project Scientist for Galaxy Zoo. Director of EPO for Sloan Digital Sky Surveys. Woman of the Future: Science, 2014. Mum of two.
Astrophysicist by day and all around rock-it scientist whenever I get my act together.
I use gravitational lenses to measure the size of quasars and constrain the amount of satellites in dark matter halos.
| Dr. Sengupta
| Carolina Ödman
Astrophysicist mum of two working in technology, science, development, hacking (the good kind), photography, and hanging out in a state of happiness.
By day: just another transient astronomer. By night: samba drumming, rock climbing, public speaker, teacher and science advocate. Currently in Manchester.
| Janna Levin
| 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.
| Stacie Powell
Olympic GB 10m Platform Diver Astrophysics PhD student at The University of Cambridge
| Gene Gordon
Chaotic, loud, energetic, fun-loving,28 year veteran physics teacher. National Board Certified,NASA MESSENGER & New Horizons Fellow. STANYS President-Elect
| 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.
| Arfon Smith
Science & Open Source @ GitHub. Zooniverse co-founder. Strong opinions, weakly held.
| David W. Hogg
| Caleb Scharf
Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University.
Blogs at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Copernicus Complex (Fall 2014)
| 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.
| Dr Sheila Kanani
@RoyalAstroSoc outreach officer, space(comedienne*educator*ambassador). Coke float drinking pocket rocket, planetary physics geek. Co-founder of @STEMMsisters.
| David Spergel
Astrophysicist at Princeton University
| 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
| Julianne Dalcanton
Astrophysicist at the University of Washington. Principal Investigator of the Panchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury (PHAT).
| 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.
| 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!
| Jorge S. Diaz
Astroparticle physicist playing with high-energy neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gamma rays during the day, and low-energy neutrons at night.
| Brooke Simmons
Astronomer. First loves: galaxies and black holes. Go on: ask me anything.
| Sarah Tuttle
Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Heavily salting the garden path of ignorance.
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.
| Robert Massey
Parent, Deputy Executive Secretary at the Royal Astronomical Society. Pro-EU, pro-diversity. For official comments see @royalastrosoc
| 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.
| Alyssa Goodman
Astronomy Professor at Harvard, figuring out how the Universe makes stars. Trying to make Astronomy more Seamless and STEM education more fun.
| Michele Bannister
Planetary astronomer, poet, fascinated by icy worlds. I hunt yesterday’s light. Postdoctoral fellow with @OSSOSurvey.
| Robert C. Tautz
Theoretical plasma astrophysicist studying cosmic rays, plasma instabilities, and general problems of mathematical and computational physics. Tweets are my own.
| Guy Consolmagno
Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author
| Meg Schwamb
Planetary scientist, astronomer, postdoctoral fellow at ASIAA – KBOs, exoplanets, Planet Four (Mars), and citizen science. Any opinions tweeted are my own.
| 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.
| Kelle Cruz
Astronomer, professor at @Hunter_College, associate at @AMNH. Liveable streets advocate. @Spurs fan. Founder, editor of @AstroBetter & @ScienceBetter
| Dr. Alex Lockwood
Alliterative atypical astrophysicist.
| Haley Gomez
I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.
| Anthony Rushton
Marie Curie fellow – Interests:
Astronomy & astrophysics,
accretion and jets
| Alberto Conti
| 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.
| Jill Tarter
chief cheerleader for SETI, setiQuest, and the Allen Telescope Array
Jack’s wife – Shana’s mom – Li Yao and Clara’s grandma
| Zita Martins
Astrobiology researcher; Science communicator; Royal Society University Research Fellow; BBC Expert Women
| Meg Urry
Yale professor of physics, President of American Astronomical Society, likes supermassive black holes, teaching, writing, increasing diversity, ++my family
| 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.
| Jedidah Isler, PhD
Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator / 2015 TED Fellow (cover photo by @20tauri)
| Eli Bressert
Love big ideas and putting them into action by connecting the impossible. Head of Data Labs at Stitch Fix and advisor to Authorea
| Gemma Lavender
Astrophysicist, FRAS, STEM Ambassador, Science Writer.
| Meghan Gray
Astronomer. Mother. Stranger in a strange land.
| Andy Lawrence
Quasar fan, survey nut, and astrogeek. Regius Professor of Astronomy. You can call me Reg. Check out random Milky Way snaps @MilkyWayBot
| Dr Brian Boyle
Project Director – Australia & New Zealand SKA project
| Renée Hložek
South African cosmologist (and lover of loud karaoke) currently living in the US, as a Senior TED Fellow. Feminist scientist.
| Chanda (王嬋娟)
Dr. Chanda Hsu Prescod-Weinstein: theoretical astro|physicist @MIT, #queer, #BlackandSTEM, #KPop, @amazonwatch, & @jvplive
| 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.
| Asantha Cooray
Professor, (astro)physicist, 400+ papers, 18k+ citations, $5M research funds, NASA/ESA space & rocket expts, tech startups, Sri Lanka, Cricket & LT investments
| Maria Womack
Astrophysicist, Planetary scientist, professor St Cloud State U, former NSF astronomy program director. Comets & Exoplanets are a few of my favorite things.
| Leigh Fletcher
| 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
| Jen Gupta
@ICGPortsmouth Astrophysics Outreach Officer. @WinSciCentre planetarium-er. @WinSciFest Director. Former @jodcast-er. Active Galaxies were my first love.
| Ángel López-Sánchez
Spanish Astrophysicist @ Australian Astronomical Observatory & Macquarie University.
| 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。
| Jonathan Tedds
Astro, Health & Research Data Informatics. Senior Research Fellow, Uni of Leicester. PI #BRISSKit Editor-in-Chief @up_healthdata Chair Primary School Governors
| JC Holbrook
| Rachana Bhatawdekar
PhD astronomer @UniofNottingham studying high redshift galaxies (Frontier Fields) using @NASA_Hubble data. Coder. Badminton player. Salsa dancer. Daydreamer.
| Kevin Schawinski
| Andrew Jaffe
Astrophysics, cosmology and more
| 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.
| Joshua Bloom
Astrophysics professor @UCBerkeley; Co-founder of wise.io; Dad
| Molly Peeples
I play with galaxies.
| Matt Mechtley
| Dr Chiara Mingarelli
Gravitational Wave Astrophysicist at @Caltech. Loves science, coffee & girl power. Marie Curie Fellow 2014-2017
| 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.
Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist
| Sébastien Carassou
| Phil Diamond
SKA Director General; husband, father, dedicated Manchester United fan
| Robert Rutledge
Physics Professor @McGillUPhysics. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
| Anais Rassat
Science researcher interested in technology, innovation and science policy. Member of #EuclidMission (#ESA Space Mission). TCK. Mostly in Geneva/Lausanne, CH.
| 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.’
| Andy Rivkin
Planetary astronomer on #TeamAsteroid; Gedankenband member and guitarist; Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath Number ≤ 13
| 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.
| Louisa Preston
Astrobiologist and planetary geologist, science communicator, author for @sigmascience, Visiting Academic @OpenUniversity and @TEDFellow
| John Asher Johnson
Sayer of words, typist of things, one who professes professionally, figurer of things out, player of basketball, abuser of language
| 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.
| Ray Jayawardhana
Astronomer, Explorer, Writer, Speaker. Author of Strange New Worlds and Neutrino Hunters (SciAm/FSG, HarperCollins Canada, Oneworld UK)
| James Bullock
| Simon O’Toole
Astronomer, science communicator, manager of information, football nut, foodie, dad. Opinions posted are my own.
| Jason Kalirai
Canadian-born NASA Astrophysicist. JWST Project Scientist, BIG fan of Hubble, WFIRST, & LSST. HUGE Dallas Cowboys football fan. Love MMSJ. Tweets are my own.
| ✮ laυren вιddle ✮
Recent graduate of astrophysics. Researcher at Lowell Observatory. Colorado Native✌ Caffeine is my lifeblood.
| Emily Rice
Professorial astronerd, pop culture connoisseur, humorless feminist, runner & cyclist, NYC host of @astronomyontap, half of @startorialist, @knitted_bd handler.
| Lisa Harvey-Smith
Astronomer | Project Scientist for the Australian SKA Pathfinder | Ultra-Marathoner | Essex Girl | Arsenal FC | Home Educated | Vegetarian | Friend of Dorothy
+—— Dr. Jessica Ann Kirkpatrick ——+ Data Scientist at @instaedu and @chegg Blogger @AAS_Women and @astrobetter Scientist, Feminist, Engineer, Cat-person
| James R A Davenport
Astronomer, PhD candidate, blogger, social data analyst, Seattleite.
| Amanda Yoho
Graduate student in theoretical and computational cosmology, NASA Earth & Space Science fellow. Tweets most likely to be about space, beer, or traveling.
| Jim Wild
Professor of space physics at Lancaster University and Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society. Also a fan of curry. Views expressed are my own.
| Jo Dunkley
Astrophysics Professor at Oxford