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: 2015-05-19 09:00 UTC. Users listed: 168.

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 Neil deGrasse Tyson
 @neiltyson

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

3,652,953  2/day
 Phil Plait
 @BadAstronomer

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

395,581  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

71,636  13/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/

44,123  21/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

33,713  14/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

32,860  4/day
 Dr. Bruce Betts
 @RandomSpaceFact

Fun random space facts, videos, pix; easy astronomy. Planetary scientist dude. Dir. of Sci & Tech at Planetary Society. Alum @Caltech, @Stanford, @JesuitHighSac
Pasadena, California, USA
randomspacefact.com

32,707  1/day
 Kirk Borne
 @KirkDBorne

Principal Data Scientist at @BoozAllen, PhD Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. ♡#DataScience, #CitizenScience http://t.co/f4gsbNc00C
Booz-Allen Hamilton
linkedin.com/in/kirkdborne

30,509  32/day
 Dr. Ian O’Neill
 @astroengine

@DNews Senior Producer for Space. Not a morning person.
Woodland Hills, California
astroengine.com

30,294  15/day
 Carolyn Porco
 @carolynporco

Planetary scientist, Cassini imaging lead, CICLOPS director. Opinions are my own.
CO
carolynporco.com

29,408  7/day
 Robert Simpson
 @orbitingfrog

Product Manager at Google, astronomer. Formerly of Zooniverse. 2014 TED Fellow.
UK
about.me/robertsimpson

29,374  4/day
 Matt Taylor
 @mggtTaylor

I work on the ESA Rosetta mission
Netherlands

26,945  3/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

24,172  0.4/day
 Katie Mack
 @AstroKatie

(a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of airplane food
Melbourne, Australia, or not
astrokatie.com

23,161  25/day
 Mike Brown
 @plutokiller

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

21,759  5/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

21,391  5/day
 Pamela L. Gay
 @starstryder

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

20,940  6/day
 chrislintott
 @chrislintott

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

17,785  3/day
 Amy Mainzer
 @AmyMainzer

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

17,748  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

17,383  50/day
 SethShostak
 @SethShostak

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

16,621  0.1/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

15,130  9/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

13,200  3/day
 Nick Howes
 @NickAstronomer

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

11,688  32/day
 Javier Armentia
 @javierarmentia

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

11,604  9/day
 Brian Schmidt
 @cosmicpinot

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

11,333  3/day
 Ed Copeland
 @ProfEdCopeland

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

11,316  1/day
 Dr. Tamitha Skov
 @TamithaSkov

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.
SpaceWeather.TV

10,180  15/day
 Pete Lawrence
 @Avertedvision

Sky at Night presenter, Stargazing Live consultant/contributor. Writes/illustrates the monthly Sky Guide for Sky at Night mag. http://t.co/HhdEZSYTCm
Selsey, England
nightskydiary.com

9,750  4/day
 Daniel Marín
 @Eurekablog

Astrofísico entusiasta de la exploración espacial. Canario. Autor del blog Eureka. Premio Bitácoras 2012 en ciencia. @NASAJuno Tweetup and Soyuz TMA-09M launch.
España
danielmarin.naukas.com

9,648  16/day
 Nicole Gugliucci
 @NoisyAstronomer

Astronomer. Educator. Maker of tiny comets. Subtle as a supernova. Postdoc with the most rock. Tweets my own. RT != endorsement.
Edwardsville, IL
noisyastronomer.com

9,094  16/day
 Sarah Hörst
 @PlanetDr

Assistant Prof of Planetary Science @JohnsHopkins, Titan evangelist, pomeranian wrangler. Prone to #sciencedancing. Loves socks. Stridently anti-breakfast.
Baltimore, MD, USA
sarahhorst.com

8,763  15/day
 Susan N
 @whymommy

Scientist, Mom, Survivor of 4 breast cancers. Also blogging at http://t.co/lEce5N3xBu and http://t.co/1Yk1sXdFly. Together, we can do anything.
Washington, D.C.
toddlerplanet.wordpress.com

7,048  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…

6,997  3/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

6,158  1/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

5,798  <0.05/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

5,689  19/day
 Tim O’Brien
 @Tim_O_Brien

Professor of Astrophysics running Manchester 10k for Find a Better Way charity – https://t.co/NHqnJskmva
Manchester
proftimobrien.com

5,569  5/day
 Ed Lu
 @astroEdLu

Finding a million asteroids!
Pale Blue Dot
sentinelmission.org

5,526  0.8/day
 ★ amanda bauer ★
 @astropixie

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

5,358  7/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

5,249  4/day
 Jake Vanderplas
 @jakevdp

Astronomer and Data Scientist at @UWeScience. Tweeting about astronomy, python, machine learning, stats, dataviz, reproducibility, open science, education…
Seattle WA
vanderplas.com

5,173  2/day
 AlanStern
 @AlanStern

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

5,170  2/day
 Colin Stuart
 @skyponderer

Science author, writer & presenter with his head in the stars. I also work at a London observatory. See website for blog, books and talks.
London
colinstuart.net

5,094  4/day
 Marc Kuchner
 @marckuchner

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

5,000  0.6/day
 Alasdair Allan
 @aallan

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

4,864  8/day
 Lucianne Walkowicz
 @shaka_lulu

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

4,782  4/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

4,727  9/day
 Umut Yildiz, PhD
 @umutayildiz

Daddy #Astrophysicist & #DataGeek at @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory @Caltech http://t.co/Rb8DAU9zeQ
Los Angeles, California
science.jpl.nasa.gov/people/Yildiz/

4,677  0.7/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

4,488  7/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-…

4,458  4/day
 Keri Bean
 @PlanetaryKeri

Mission ops engineer @NASAJPL for @NASA_Dawn. R2D2’s mom and @R2Builders newbie @R2Keri. Wife of @JeffAMcGee. Mom of @KN_3X. Aggie. Tweets are mine
Pasadena, CA
keribean.com

4,445  15/day
 Alan Duffy
 @astroduff

Astronomer. Gets way too excited chatting science. Making galaxies @Swinburne since 2014 http://t.co/EMWeGpqltq
Melbourne
alanrduffy.com

4,299  10/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

4,251  3/day
 Amedeo Balbi
 @amedeo_balbi

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

3,987  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

3,793  62/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…

3,756  3/day
 Chris North
 @chrisenorth

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

3,740  3/day
 Bryan Gaensler
 @SciBry

Astronomer, politics fanatic, rugby league tragic, science fiction connoisseur. Director of the @DunlapInstitute at @UofT.
Toronto, Canada
bryangaensler.net

3,702  11/day
 Sarah Kendrew
 @sarahkendrew

Astronomer, University of Oxford. Junior Research Fellow at St Cross College. Occasional runner and triathlete.
Oxford
skendrew.github.io

3,672  8/day
 Hakeem Oluseyi
 @HakeemOluseyi

Astrophysicist | Inventor | OG | TV Personality
Boston, MA USA
fit.edu/faculty/profil…

3,600  3/day
 Tom Kerss
 @tomkerss

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

3,540  3/day
 Franck Marchis
 @AllPlanets

Planetary astronomer at the Carl Sagan Center of SETI Institute, husband & dad, passionate about space, our environment & human rights. Tweets are my own.
San Francisco
franckmarchis.com

3,433  6/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

3,399  6/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

3,319  0.1/day
 Dr. Estelle Déau
 @EstelleDeau

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

3,316  2/day
 Meg Rosenburg
 @trueanomalies

planetary science PhD somewhere between #scicomm & #histSTM | freelancer, filmmaker, podcaster | http://t.co/TMRG8t9s5s | And what you do, do it unfeignedly.
Pasadena, CA
trueanomalies.com

3,296  10/day
 Kurtis Williams
 @professor_astro

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

3,178  0.9/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

3,128  13/day
 Karen Masters
 @KarenLMasters

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.
Portsmouth, UK
icg.port.ac.uk/~mastersk

3,089  9/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/

3,049  30/day
 Janna Levin
 @JannaLevin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City
jannalevin.com

2,957  1/day
 Dr. Sengupta
 @Doctor_Astro

Developing ISS Cold Atom Lab @NASA_JPL, Exploring the Quantum Universe, life after Mars, Research Prof @USCviterbi http://t.co/SmqPYCi7eq
facebook.com/DrAnitaSengupta

2,900  3/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

2,718  46/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

2,642  4/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

2,572  5/day
 Chanda (王嬋娟)
 @IBJIYONGI

Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: theoretical astro|physicist @MIT, de East L.A., #agender/cissex female=they/she, #BlackandSTEM, #KPop, & @jvplive
Cambridge, Massachusetts
cprescodweinstein.com

2,519  11/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

2,517  4/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

2,499  16/day
 David W. Hogg
 @davidwhogg

astronomy, cosmology, inference, engineering, emcee, http://t.co/h0Mxzr97H6
New York City
dwh.gg/dwhogg

2,488  3/day
 Arfon Smith
 @arfon

Science & Open Source @ GitHub. Zooniverse co-founder. Strong opinions, weakly held.
Chicago
arfon.org

2,477  3/day
 Stacie Powell
 @powellstacie

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

2,459  0.6/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

2,446  7/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

2,430  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

2,410  3/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…

2,365  2/day
 Sarah Tuttle
 @niais

Astrophysicist. Mom. Lunatic. Bionic Woman. Heavily salting the garden path of ignorance. Disobedient and Uncontrollable.
Austin, TX
abortionishealthcare.com

2,357  17/day
 Jane MacArthur
 @Jane_MacArthur

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

2,350  2/day
 Julianne Dalcanton
 @dalcantonJD

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

2,348  8/day
 David Spergel
 @DavidSpergel

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

2,297  0.8/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

2,265  3/day
 AlessondraSpringmann
 @sondy

Asteroid radar astronomer (小惑星レーダー天文学者), writer, sailor, inexorable agent of destruction. And cats.
Tucson, Arizona
sondy.com

2,254  12/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

2,253  3/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

2,214  4/day
 Jorge S. Diaz
 @jsdiaz_

Astroparticle physicist playing with high-energy neutrinos, cosmic rays, and gamma rays during the day, and low-energy neutrons at night.
Heidelberg/Karlsruhe, Germany
itp.kit.edu/~jsdiaz

2,134  27/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

2,102  2/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

2,037  1/day
 Robert Massey
 @RobertMMassey

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

2,013  2/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/

1,996  3/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

1,971  2/day
 Guy Consolmagno
 @specolations

Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author

1,940  0.8/day
 Kelle Cruz
 @kellecruz

Astronomer, professor at @Hunter_College, associate at @AMNH. Liveable streets advocate. @Spurs fan. Founder, editor of @AstroBetter & @ScienceBetter
New York, NY
astrobetter.com

1,917  2/day
 Meg Schwamb
 @megschwamb

Planetary scientist, astronomer, postdoctoral fellow at ASIAA – KBOs, exoplanets, Planet Four (Mars), and citizen science. Any opinions tweeted are my own.
Taipei, Taiwan
megschwamb.com

1,908  8/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

1,906  0.6/day
 Jedidah Isler, PhD
 @JedidahIslerPhD

Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator / 2015 TED Fellow
JedidahIslerPhD.com

1,901  3/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

1,888  0.7/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

1,873  1/day
 Yvette Cendes
 @whereisyvette

Hungarian-American radio astronomy PhD in Amsterdam, alias /u/Andromeda321. Only person who’s been to Everest Base Camp AND punched by a wild mountain gorilla.
Amsterdam, Netherlands
whereisyvette.com

1,832  7/day
 Dr. Alex Lockwood
 @AskAstroAlex

Alliterative atypical astrophysicist.
I do what I do with passion, compassion, and a little help from my friends.
phdcomics.com/tv

1,831  0.8/day
 Haley Gomez
 @astrofairy

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

1,806  3/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
about.me/albertoconti

1,789  6/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

1,786  0.1/day
 Renée Hložek
 @reneehlozek

South African cosmologist (and lover of loud karaoke) currently living in the US, as a Senior TED Fellow. Feminist scientist.
Brooklyn, NYC
reneehlozek.moonfruit.com

1,773  2/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…

1,771  1/day
 Eli Bressert
 @astrobiased

Love big ideas and putting them into action by connecting the impossible. Head of Data Labs at Stitch Fix. Advisor to Authorea and Singularity.
San Francisco, CA
astrobiased.com

1,751  3/day
 Zita Martins
 @ZitaMartins

Astrobiology researcher; Science communicator; Royal Society University Research Fellow; BBC Expert Women
London

1,743  1/day
 Maria Womack
 @StarzanPlanets

Astrophysicist, Planetary scientist, professor St Cloud State U, former NSF astronomy program director. Comets & Exoplanets are a few of my favorite things.
Tampa, Florida
web.stcloudstate.edu/mwomack

1,723  2/day
 Meghan Gray
 @emeegray

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

1,710  0.9/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

1,674  2/day
 Gemma Lavender
 @Gemma_Lavender

Features Editor for All About Space magazine, master’s degree in astrophysics, FRAS, STEM Ambassador
Email: gemmalavender@ymail.com

1,663  2/day
 Andy Lawrence
 @e_astronomer

Quasar fan, survey nut, and astrogeek. Regius Professor of Astronomy. You can call me Reg. Check out random Milky Way snaps @MilkyWayBot
Auld Reekie
andyxl.wordpress.com

1,640  2/day
 Dr. Jess Kirkpatrick
 @berkeleyjess

+—— Dr. Jessica Ann Kirkpatrick ——+ Data Scientist at @instaedu and @chegg Blogger @AAS_Women and @astrobetter Scientist, Feminist, Engineer, Cat-person
Berkeley, CA
berkeleyjess.blogspot.com

1,628  0.6/day
 Dr Brian Boyle
 @BrianBoyleSKA

In between jobs currently.
Former Director, Australian SKA Offfice Director, Research Strategy UNSW (from July 1)
Australia

1,619  1/day
 Asantha Cooray
 @acooray

Professor, (astro)physicist, 400+ papers, 18k+ citations, $5M research funds, NASA/ESA space & rocket expts, tech startups, Sri Lanka, Cricket & LT investments
Pasadena/Irvine
herschel.uci.edu

1,585  2/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。国立天文台天文情報センター勤務を経て、相模原市立博物館で天文担当学芸員。(2015年退職)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。
横浜
lv1uni.web.fc2.com/tuki/yy_prof.h…

1,579  6/day
 Stephen Serjeant
 @StephenSerjeant

Head of Astronomy at the Open University, roped into various OU/BBC things too. The views here do not necessarily blah blah.
physics.open.ac.uk/~sserjeant/

1,577  5/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

1,514  1/day
 Leigh Fletcher
 @LeighFletcher

Planetary scientist, space enthusiast, Royal Society Research Fellow and Dad based in Oxford and author of http://t.co/hYXEZ2K616
Oxford, UK
www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/peopl…

1,505  0.9/day
 JC Holbrook
 @astroholbrook

Astrophysicist turned Cultural Astronomer via Anthropology and History of Science. Hubble’s Diverse Universe http://t.co/VHUa0olVp8 http://t.co/APebjyZOt9
Kaapstad, ZA
uwcastro.org/group-members/…

1,466  1/day
 Dr Chiara Mingarelli
 @gravitate_to_me

Marie Curie Fellow in Gravitational Wave #Astrophysics at @Caltech. Loves science, coffee & girl power.
Pasadena, CA
chiaramingarelli.com

1,466  11/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

1,460  6/day
 Kevin Schawinski
 @kevinschawinski

Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, co-founder of http://t.co/wnOumHZ74K, expert on black holes, galaxy evolution & citizen science.
Based out of ZRH, z=0
astro.ethz.ch/schawinski

1,457  8/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…

1,443  4/day
 claudia alexander
 @claudiauthorsci

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

1,440  13/day
 Joshua Bloom
 @profjsb

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

1,440  0.6/day
 Molly Peeples
 @astronomolly

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

1,437  13/day
 Jen Gupta
 @jen_gupta

@ICGPortsmouth Astrophysics Outreach Officer. @WinSciCentre planetarium-er. @WinSciFest Director. Former @jodcast-er. Active Galaxies were my first love.
Winchester, UK
jengupta.com

1,433  4/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

1,426  16/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

1,399  3/day
 無茶★苦茶
 @InvaderXan

東大の天文学の研究者 ★ Molecular astrophysicist at the University of Tokyo with a head full of stars ★ 頭は星が一杯んでしょう。
地球
supernovacondensate.net

1,390  9/day
 Sébastien Carassou
 @FlashCordon

Doctorant en astrophysique, blogueur blagueur, fondateur de @Asso_Conscience et @EnDirectDuLabo, chasseur d’histoires http://t.co/ESYqoUQ2iu
Sur la toile (co(s)mique)
collectifconscience.fr

1,386  12/day
 Andrew Jaffe
 @defjaf

Astrophysics, cosmology and more
London
andrewjaffe.net/blog

1,377  0.9/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

1,366  1/day
 Matt Mechtley
 @biphenyl

Now: Pythonista astronomer at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
Formerly: http://t.co/JYcyZGiVf9 game dev, PowerGlove innovator.
Fruit: Like a billion.
A mote of dust in a sunbeam
biphenyl.org

1,363  4/day
 John Asher Johnson
 @astrojohnjohn

Sayer of words, typist of things, one who professes professionally, figurer of things out, player of basketball, abuser of language
Cambridge, MA
mahalonottrash.blogspot.com

1,300  3/day
 Astronomer
 @ArifSolmaz

Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist
İstanbul
arifsolmaz.com

1,284  3/day
 Andy Rivkin
 @asrivkin

Planetary astronomer on #TeamAsteroid; Gedankenband member and guitarist; Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath Number ≤ 13
#USAstronomyGoodwillAmbassador
imperturbable-music.blogspot.com

1,280  14/day
 Lisa Harvey-Smith
 @lisaharveysmith

Astronomer | Project Scientist for the Australian SKA Pathfinder | Ultra-Marathoner | Essex Girl | Arsenal FC | Home Educated | Vegetarian | Friend of Dorothy
Sydney
lisaharveysmith.com

1,270  1/day
 Phil Diamond
 @SKA_DG

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

1,266  0.6/day
 Anais Rassat
 @anaisrassat

Science researcher interested in technology, innovation and science policy. Member of #EuclidMission (#ESA Space Mission). TCK. Mostly in Geneva/Lausanne, CH.
huffingtonpost.co.uk/anais-rassat/

1,213  1/day
 Harold Geller
 @AstroBioProf

Observatory Director (George Mason University) Astrosciences, science, education. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. Opinions are my own. Links not= endorsements
Fairfax, Virginia
physics.gmu.edu/~hgeller/

1,206  6/day
 Robert Rutledge
 @rerutled

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

1,199  3/day
 Emily Rice
 @emilylurice

Professorial astronerd, pop culture connoisseur, humorless feminist, runner & cyclist, NYC host of @astronomyontap, half of @startorialist, @knitted_bd handler.
NYC
emilylrice.me

1,188  2/day
 Louisa Preston
 @LouisaJPreston

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

1,185  2/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

1,178  5/day
 James Bullock
 @jbprime

Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Cosmologist, Anteater, and Buckeye.
https://t.co/06Vc2aF6fm
UC Irvine
physics.uci.edu/~bullock/

1,163  1/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

1,160  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

1,158  1/day
 Edward Gomez
 @zemogle

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

1,158  4/day
 Jason Kalirai
 @JasonKalirai

Canadian-born NASA Astrophysicist. JWST Project Scientist, BIG fan of Hubble, WFIRST, & LSST. HUGE Dallas Cowboys football fan. Love MMSJ. Tweets are my own.
Ellicott City, MD
jasonkalirai.com

1,144  2/day
 Amanda Yoho
 @mandaYoho

Graduate student in theoretical and computational cosmology, NASA Earth & Space Science fellow. Tweets most likely to be about space, beer, or traveling.
Cleveland, Ohio
phys.cwru.edu/~yoho

1,142  10/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

1,106  1/day
 Simon O’Toole
 @drsimmo

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

1,095  4/day
 James R A Davenport
 @jradavenport

Astronomer, PhD candidate, blogger, social data analyst, Seattleite.
ifweassume.com

1,085  5/day
 ✮ laυren вιddle ✮
 @astroscientista

Astrophysics. Researcher at Lowell Observatory. Colorado Native✌ Caffeine is my lifeblood.
A pale blue dot ⊕

1,069  3/day
 Jo Dunkley
 @j_dunkley

Astrophysics Professor at Oxford
Oxford
www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk/~Dunkley/

1,045  0.2/day
 Jim Wild
 @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.
Lancashire
jwild.co.uk

1,028  1/day
 Geert Barentsen
 @GeertHub

Astronomer in the UK. Surveys the Galaxy, teaches Python, thinks Bayesian, does not own a cat. Father of @NewHorizonsBot, @RosettaBot & @KeplerBot.
London
geert.io

1,026  2/day

31 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

  29. Selected 2014 books by highly followed philosophers, physicists, and astronomers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  30. 2014 Twitter growth: Astronomers – Lucretius, ver. 21c

  31. How cool can a Neil deGrasse Tyson be? | Something to Think About

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