Astronomy Twitter Users?

So, I’m trying really hard to put together a list of twitter users who talk about astronomy on a regular basis. I’m doing this as part of a general report on New Media for the Decadal Survey. This is a list of everyone from folks who promote their local club, to people who actively share their favorite astronomy articles, to missions that update the public on their activities via twitter, to bloggers who use twitter to promote their astronomy websites, and to astronomers who periodically w00t about their latest discovery. Is this you? If it is, can you look at this list and let me know if I have found you? (And did I find anyone who doesn’t really communicate astronomy?) Direct tweet or comment any requested changes.

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  1. Carolina May 6, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    oh and @skysketcher too!

  2. Moon Ranger Laura May 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm #

    Please consider these as they do tweet about space stuff at times. I am sure I am missing some.


  3. Portal to the Universe May 17, 2009 at 9:32 pm #

    We have just started a Twitter account.

    Portal to the Universe Team

  4. LW May 28, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    Two important astronomy people who are flying under the radar. @nanila @romeoch 🙂

  5. Jim Caffey June 6, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    Hey Pamela…

    I know you dont really care for me, but I am on twitter @astronomy_teach


  6. David Evans June 24, 2009 at 10:49 am #


    I’m @Astronomer_Dave on twitter

    You can add me to the astronomy user list if you like…

    My main interest is h-alpha solar photography (see my Flickr pages at

    I’ve also discovered 19 sungrazing comets with the SOHO Space Telescope.


  7. NewburyAS June 26, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    Hi Pamela
    We are Newbury Astronomical Society based in the UK. The society has been in existence for about 20 years and has recently joined Twitter as @NewburyAS.
    We recently did a Twitter Moonwatch and to our amazement had thousands of hits on TwitPic and hundreds of people joining in live on Twitter.
    IYA 2009 UK did this report aswell as others: and
    We are extremely active with outreach activities,Star Parties, talks and other events and often partner with Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire UK and the British Astronomical Association.
    We will be doing regular Twitter events such as the Moonwatch in the future.
    Please follow us and add us to your list.


    Adrian West

  8. Stephen Serjeant July 13, 2009 at 6:21 am #


    This is me: @stephenserjeant

    Best wishes,
    Stephen Serjeant

  9. Robert Roy Britt July 24, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    Very helpful list … thanks. I sound off on space and general science. @RobertRoyBritt

  10. Brenda Shaw July 24, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Augh… since everyone else is adding themselves, I will too…


    I blog/tweet about general science squee, mostly astronomy but other stuff too. I’m a councillor with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre.

  11. Ricardo Tohmé July 24, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    You don’t have us, although we’ve been following you since we opened our account: @astrospacenow

  12. @absolutspacegrl July 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    Great list of Space Twitterers at:

    – @absolutspacegrl

  13. Deirdre Kelleghan July 27, 2009 at 6:45 am #

    I am not on your list , as yet , thanks

  14. Chicago Astronomer Joe August 1, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    A great list you are compiling there.

    Please do add my Twitter:

  15. Richie August 18, 2009 at 6:31 am #

    I’ve only just found Twitter, but am an Amateur Astro-imager – @richiedeepsky

  16. Thenasaman August 21, 2009 at 11:41 pm #

    Can you please add me to your list. I end up doing a lot related to astronomy? I’m @thenasaman. Thanks!

  17. Mars Cryo August 22, 2009 at 12:59 am #

    I’m @Marscryovolc 🙂

  18. Koyie May 16, 2016 at 5:44 am #

    Hey, you used to write faisnttac, but the last few posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

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