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

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

3,652,953  2/day
 Phil Plait

SCIENCE! I love this stuff.

395,581  18/day
 Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor & Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society. Planetary scientist, writer, public speaker. Writing a book on Curiosity mission. Asteroid 274860.
Pasadena, CA

71,636  13/day
 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.
Kennedy Space Center & Orlando

44,123  21/day
 – Jeff Goldstein

STEM educator, astrophysicist, Natl Cntr Directr, Stnt Expts on ISS | NSTA Keynote 3min vid
– Washington, DC

33,713  14/day
 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.

32,860  4/day
 Dr. Bruce Betts

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

32,707  1/day
 Kirk Borne

Principal Data Scientist at @BoozAllen, PhD Astrophysicist, Top #BigData Influencer. ♡#DataScience, #CitizenScience
Booz-Allen Hamilton

30,509  32/day
 Dr. Ian O’Neill

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

30,294  15/day
 Carolyn Porco

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

29,408  7/day
 Robert Simpson

Product Manager at Google, astronomer. Formerly of Zooniverse. 2014 TED Fellow.

29,374  4/day
 Matt Taylor

I work on the ESA Rosetta mission

26,945  3/day
 John Grunsfeld

Lead for Science at NASA (Associate Administrator) Astronaut STS-67,81,103,109,125 Hubble Hugger, Space and Earth explorer

24,172  0.4/day
 Katie Mack

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

23,161  25/day
 Mike Brown

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

21,759  5/day
 David Brin

Scientist, Futurist, Author (The Postman, Existence,The Transparent Society). Interested in technology & our changing world.
San Diego

21,391  5/day
 Pamela L. Gay

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

20,940  6/day

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

17,785  3/day
 Amy Mainzer

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

17,748  4/day
 Catherine Q.

Astrophysicist, science communicator, over-thinker. One of @HuffPostscience Top 30 Physicists to follow. Autoimmune illness girl. Kiwi in US. Dogs rule.

17,383  50/day

Astronomer, SETI Institute
Mountain View, California

16,621  0.1/day
 David Grinspoon

Astrobiologist @librarycongress Senior Scientist at PSI. Leader: House Band of the Universe. Author “Lonely Planets” Columnist @SkyandTelescope. Sagan Medalist
Biosphere One

15,130  9/day
 Lucie Green

Royal Society University Research Fellow staring at the Sun and beyond. Based at UCL. Chief Stargazer at @popastro

13,200  3/day
 Nick Howes

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

11,688  32/day
 Javier Armentia

Astrofísico, comunicador científico, escéptico, ateo, mala gente en general.

11,604  9/day
 Brian Schmidt

An overly busy Cosmologist, Wine maker, Dad & Husband. 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics
Canberra Australia

11,333  3/day
 Ed Copeland

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

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.

10,180  15/day
 Pete Lawrence

Sky at Night presenter, Stargazing Live consultant/contributor. Writes/illustrates the monthly Sky Guide for Sky at Night mag.
Selsey, England

9,750  4/day
 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.

9,648  16/day
 Nicole Gugliucci

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

9,094  16/day
 Sarah Hörst

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

8,763  15/day
 Susan N

Scientist, Mom, Survivor of 4 breast cancers. Also blogging at and Together, we can do anything.
Washington, D.C.

7,048  4/day
 Adam Frank

Astrophysicist: University of Rochester. NPR Science Blogger: 13.7. Author: About Time: Cosmology Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.
University of Rochester…

6,997  3/day
 J Richard Gott

Astrophysicist; author of TIME TRAVEL IN EINSTEIN’S UNIVERSE; co-author, w/ Robert J Vanderbei, of SIZING UP THE UNIVERSE
Princeton, New Jersey

6,158  1/day

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.

5,798  <0.05/day
 Prof. Abel Méndez

Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist. Director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory @ UPR Arecibo. Studying habitable worlds in the universe.
Arecibo, Puerto Rico

5,689  19/day
 Tim O’Brien

Professor of Astrophysics running Manchester 10k for Find a Better Way charity –

5,569  5/day
 Ed Lu

Finding a million asteroids!
Pale Blue Dot

5,526  0.8/day
 ★ amanda bauer ★

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

5,358  7/day
 Amber Straughn

Arkansas farm girl & NASA astrophysicist. Pilot, yogini, homebrewer, Great Dane mom, @PearlJam junkie, Razorback football fan. Tweets are my own.
Washington, DC

5,249  4/day
 Jake Vanderplas

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

5,173  2/day

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

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

5,094  4/day
 Marc Kuchner

PI of Citizen Science site, Astrophysicist, Songwriter.
Greenbelt, MD

5,000  0.6/day
 Alasdair Allan

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

4,864  8/day
 Lucianne Walkowicz

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

4,782  4/day
 Mario Livio

Astrophysicist, Space Telescope Science Institute. Author: The Golden Ratio, Is God a Mathematician?, Brilliant Blunders

4,727  9/day
 Umut Yildiz, PhD

Daddy #Astrophysicist & #DataGeek at @NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory @Caltech
Los Angeles, California

4,677  0.7/day
 Lewis Dartnell

Astrobiology research fellow, science communicator & book author | |

4,488  7/day
 Ethan Siegel

The Universe is:
Expanding, cooling, and dark.
It starts with a bang! #Cosmology Science writer, astrophysicist, science communicator & NASA columnist.
Portland, OR…

4,458  4/day
 Keri Bean

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

4,445  15/day
 Alan Duffy

Astronomer. Gets way too excited chatting science. Making galaxies @Swinburne since 2014

4,299  10/day
 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.
Somerville, MA, USA

4,251  3/day
 Amedeo Balbi

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

3,987  1/day

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

3,793  62/day
 Marek Kukula

Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich & curator for the touring Visions of the Universe exhibition. My opinions = my opinions.

3,756  3/day
 Chris North

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

3,740  3/day
 Bryan Gaensler

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

3,702  11/day
 Sarah Kendrew

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

3,672  8/day
 Hakeem Oluseyi

Astrophysicist | Inventor | OG | TV Personality
Boston, MA USA…

3,600  3/day
 Tom Kerss

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

3,540  3/day
 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.
San Francisco

3,433  6/day
 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

3,399  6/day
 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.
Cambridge, MA

3,319  0.1/day
 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
Between Earth and Saturn…

3,316  2/day
 Meg Rosenburg

planetary science PhD somewhere between #scicomm & #histSTM | freelancer, filmmaker, podcaster | | And what you do, do it unfeignedly.
Pasadena, CA

3,296  10/day
 Kurtis Williams

Assistant professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce
Commerce, TX, USA

3,178  0.9/day
 Peter Coles

Theoretical astrophysicist (specialising in cosmology), as well as opera, jazz and crossword addict. Now with added beard. Tweets in a personal capacity.
Brighton, England

3,128  13/day
 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.
Portsmouth, UK

3,089  9/day

Astrophysicist by day and all around rock-it scientist whenever I get my act together.
Moon/New York City

3,049  30/day
 Janna Levin

Astrophysicist. Author.
New York City

2,957  1/day
 Dr. Sengupta

Developing ISS Cold Atom Lab @NASA_JPL, Exploring the Quantum Universe, life after Mars, Research Prof @USCviterbi

2,900  3/day

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

2,718  46/day
 Carolina Ödman

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

2,642  4/day

By day: just another transient astronomer. By night: samba drumming, rock climbing, public speaker, teacher and science advocate. Currently in Manchester.
Planet Earth

2,572  5/day
 Chanda (王嬋娟)

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

2,519  11/day
 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.

2,517  4/day
 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.

2,499  16/day
 David W. Hogg

astronomy, cosmology, inference, engineering, emcee,
New York City

2,488  3/day
 Arfon Smith

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

2,477  3/day
 Stacie Powell

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

2,459  0.6/day
 Michael Merrifield

Professor of astronomy at the University of Nottingham, interested in most things astronomical, particularly galaxies, outreach and art.

2,446  7/day
 Gene Gordon

Chaotic, loud, energetic, fun-loving,28 year veteran physics teacher. National Board Certified,NASA MESSENGER & New Horizons Fellow. STANYS President-Elect
Honeoye Falls,NY

2,430  8/day
 Caleb Scharf

Director of Astrobiology at Columbia University.

Blogs at Sci Am (#sciamblogs). Author of The Copernicus Complex (Fall 2014)
New York

2,410  3/day
 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.
Strasbourg, France…

2,365  2/day
 Sarah Tuttle

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

2,357  17/day
 Jane MacArthur

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

2,350  2/day
 Julianne Dalcanton

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

2,348  8/day
 David Spergel

Astrophysicist at Princeton University
Princeton NJ

2,297  0.8/day
 Dr Sheila Kanani

@RoyalAstroSoc outreach officer, space(comedienne*educator*ambassador). Coke float drinking pocket rocket, planetary physics geek. Co-founder of @STEMMsisters.
LDN, Lytham, MCR (UK)

2,265  3/day

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

2,254  12/day
 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

2,253  3/day
 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!
Tucson, AZ

2,214  4/day
 Jorge S. Diaz

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

2,134  27/day
 Brooke Simmons

Astronomer. First loves: galaxies and black holes. Go on: ask me anything.
Oxford, UK

2,102  2/day
 Alyssa Goodman

Astronomy Professor at Harvard, figuring out how the Universe makes stars. Trying to make Astronomy more Seamless and STEM education more fun.

2,037  1/day
 Robert Massey

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

Planetary astronomer, poet, fascinated by icy worlds. I hunt yesterday’s light. Postdoctoral fellow with @OSSOSurvey.
Victoria, BC ex: Canberra; NZ

1,996  3/day
 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.
Flagstaff, AZ

1,971  2/day
 Guy Consolmagno

Brother astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, occasional book author

1,940  0.8/day
 Kelle Cruz

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

1,917  2/day
 Meg Schwamb

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

1,908  8/day
 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.
Silicon Valley, California

1,906  0.6/day
 Jedidah Isler, PhD

Relentless Dreamer / Astrophysicist / Science Lover / Innovator / 2015 TED Fellow

1,901  3/day
 Meg Urry

Yale professor of physics, President of American Astronomical Society, likes supermassive black holes, teaching, writing, increasing diversity, ++my family
Yale University

1,888  0.7/day
 Robert C. Tautz

Theoretical plasma astrophysicist studying cosmic rays, plasma instabilities, and general problems of mathematical and computational physics. Tweets are my own.

1,873  1/day
 Yvette Cendes

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

1,832  7/day
 Dr. Alex Lockwood

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

1,831  0.8/day
 Haley Gomez

I’m an Astrophysicist, love books, films astronomy, shoes and dresses.

1,806  3/day
 Alberto Conti

Astrophysicist & Innovation Manager – – Tweets are my own not Northrop Grumman’s, at least in this universe.

1,789  6/day
 Jill Tarter


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

1,786  0.1/day
 Renée Hložek

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

1,773  2/day
 Anthony Rushton

Marie Curie fellow – Interests:

Astronomy & astrophysics,

black holes,

neutron stars,

accretion and jets
University of Oxford…

1,771  1/day
 Eli Bressert

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

1,751  3/day
 Zita Martins

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

1,743  1/day
 Maria Womack

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

1,723  2/day
 Meghan Gray

Astronomer. Mother. Stranger in a strange land.

1,710  0.9/day
 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.

1,674  2/day
 Gemma Lavender

Features Editor for All About Space magazine, master’s degree in astrophysics, FRAS, STEM Ambassador

1,663  2/day
 Andy Lawrence

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

1,640  2/day
 Dr. Jess Kirkpatrick

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

1,628  0.6/day
 Dr Brian Boyle

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

1,619  1/day
 Asantha Cooray

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

1,585  2/day
 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、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。

1,579  6/day
 Stephen Serjeant

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

1,577  5/day
 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.
Los Angeles, CA

1,514  1/day
 Leigh Fletcher

Planetary scientist, space enthusiast, Royal Society Research Fellow and Dad based in Oxford and author of
Oxford, UK…

1,505  0.9/day
 JC Holbrook

Astrophysicist turned Cultural Astronomer via Anthropology and History of Science. Hubble’s Diverse Universe
Kaapstad, ZA…

1,466  1/day
 Dr Chiara Mingarelli

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

1,466  11/day
 Ángel López-Sánchez

Spanish Astrophysicist @ Australian Astronomical Observatory & Macquarie University.

Astronomía en español desde 2003 en
Sydney, Australia

1,460  6/day
 Kevin Schawinski

Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich, co-founder of, expert on black holes, galaxy evolution & citizen science.
Based out of ZRH, z=0

1,457  8/day
 Jonathan Tedds

Astro, Health & Research Data Informatics. Senior Research Fellow, Uni of Leicester. PI @BRISSKit Editor-in-Chief @up_healthdata Chair Primary School Governors
Leicestershire, UK…

1,443  4/day
 claudia alexander

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

1,440  13/day
 Joshua Bloom

Astrophysics professor @UCBerkeley; Co-founder of; Dad
Berkeley, CA

1,440  0.6/day
 Molly Peeples

I play with galaxies.
Baltimore, MD, z=0

1,437  13/day
 Jen Gupta

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

1,433  4/day
 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.
Charlottesville VA/ Crofton MD

1,426  16/day
 Rachana Bhatawdekar

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

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。

1,390  9/day
 Sébastien Carassou

Doctorant en astrophysique, blogueur blagueur, fondateur de @Asso_Conscience et @EnDirectDuLabo, chasseur d’histoires
Sur la toile (co(s)mique)

1,386  12/day
 Andrew Jaffe

Astrophysics, cosmology and more

1,377  0.9/day
 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.
Santa Barbara, CA

1,366  1/day
 Matt Mechtley

Now: Pythonista astronomer at Max Planck Institute for Astronomy.
Formerly: game dev, PowerGlove innovator.
Fruit: Like a billion.
A mote of dust in a sunbeam

1,363  4/day
 John Asher Johnson

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

1,300  3/day

Astrophysics PhD student, Communication Scientist

1,284  3/day
 Andy Rivkin

Planetary astronomer on #TeamAsteroid; Gedankenband member and guitarist; Erdös-Bacon-Sabbath Number ≤ 13

1,280  14/day
 Lisa Harvey-Smith

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

1,270  1/day
 Phil Diamond

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

1,266  0.6/day
 Anais Rassat

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

1,213  1/day
 Harold Geller

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

1,206  6/day
 Robert Rutledge

Physics Professor @McGillUPhysics. Astrophysicist. Neutron Stars. Founder, Publisher of The Astronomer’s Telegram. @astronomerstel
Montreal, QC

1,199  3/day
 Emily Rice

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

1,188  2/day
 Louisa Preston

Astrobiologist and planetary geologist, science communicator, author for @sigmascience, Visiting Academic @OpenUniversity and @TEDFellow

1,185  2/day
 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.’

1,178  5/day
 James Bullock

Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Cosmologist, Anteater, and Buckeye.
UC Irvine

1,163  1/day
 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.
San Francisco

1,160  1/day
 Ray Jayawardhana

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

1,158  1/day
 Edward Gomez

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

1,158  4/day
 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.
Ellicott City, MD

1,144  2/day
 Amanda Yoho

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

1,142  10/day
 Alexander B Fry

Astronomy PhD student, science writer, all around raconteur. Thoughts randomly seeded on science, culture, art, philosophy, astrophysics.

1,106  1/day
 Simon O’Toole

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

1,095  4/day
 James R A Davenport

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

1,085  5/day
 ✮ laυren вιddle ✮

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

1,069  3/day
 Jo Dunkley

Astrophysics Professor at Oxford

1,045  0.2/day
 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.

1,028  1/day
 Geert Barentsen

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

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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