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. ccpetersen April 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

    You don’t have me — although I’ve been following you almost since the beginning. I tweet most often as spacewriter

  2. Mike April 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm #

    I’m not on your list. @salottimc – I mainly write about astronomy and nature.

  3. Mike April 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    There is also a Astronomy Twibe which was started recently. http://twibes.com/Astronomy

  4. Adrianus V April 20, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    @AdrianusV. Oeps, I’m writing about astronomy in Dutch.

  5. Astrogeek April 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    @wjhudson – me
    @askyfullofstars – Rob Keown & Tavianne Greiner
    @glxp – Google Lunar X Prize
    @redorbit
    @spacecrazed
    @nightskygirl
    @DarkSkyFestival
    @nicksoden
    @davepdotorg

  6. Rob Keown April 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    @keownrwk

    Rob Keown

  7. Nicole April 20, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Thanks for including me! Also look for @privong who is another astronomy grad student at UVa.

  8. Samuel Hawkins April 20, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Hi there!

    I’m the Society for Popular Astronomy’s Junior Representative and I often tweet about astronomy and space. I’d be very thankful if you could include me.

    Clear skies & kind regards,

    Sam

    @SamHawkins

  9. jsb16 April 20, 2009 at 9:21 pm #

    Do you twitter, Pamela?

  10. @ColumbiaAstro April 20, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    We’ve just started tweeting to promote our public outreach events here in New York City. @ColumbiaAstro

  11. Richard Drumm The Astronomy Bum April 21, 2009 at 12:06 am #

    Yes, by all means include @spacewriter , CC Peterson!
    Also:
    @Mat_Kaplan
    @RandomSpaceFact / Bruce Betts
    @BANews / Phil Plait
    @rjp0i / Ricky Patterson
    @neiltyson / Neil deGrasse Tyson
    @astrofizz / Mark Adams
    @AeroTweets / Aerospace tweeters!!
    @astroNRAO / NRAO
    and last but not least:
    @fcain / Fraser Cain

  12. Christi Whitworth April 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    Please include
    @astronomy_PARI We tweet our school events and public outreach events. We plan to include more in the future.

  13. Alice April 22, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    You can put me on the list @AstronomyAGoGo / Alice Few for observing updates the club twitter is coming soon will be @TAS_online / TAS News

    Cheers!
    Alice

  14. Mary April 22, 2009 at 3:20 am #

    Astroengine! http://twitter.com/astroengine

  15. Deirdre Kelleghan April 22, 2009 at 4:41 am #

    You do not have my tweet http://twitter.com/skysketcher

  16. Harold Geller April 23, 2009 at 11:11 am #

    I twitter on occasion @AstroBioProf

  17. AstroPhoto Insight April 23, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    also @astrophoto

  18. rvr April 23, 2009 at 11:40 am #

    In Spanish: http://twitter.com/infoastro and http://twitter.com/sondas

  19. Invader Xan April 23, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    Heh… Room for one more?
    @InvaderXan

    …Also, I think you’ve missed out Ian O’Neil @astroengine and Anne Minard @anneminard
    @universetoday also has a twitter feed.

    Pretty sure there are a couple of others too…

  20. Chris Hanley April 23, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    @chanley

  21. Stephen Tonkin April 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm #

    I an an astronomical author and tweet irregularly on astronomical matters (and a variety of other topics) as
    @Tetenterre

  22. Kevin April 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Here are some I follow…

    Grand Rapids Michigan club – @GR_Astronomy
    Kalamazoo Michigan club – @kzooastro
    Warren Michigan club – @warrenastro
    Chaffee Planetarium (Michigan) – @RBCPlanetarium
    Rickey Ainsworth (Director, Chaffee Planetarium – @rickeyainsworth

  23. Kevin April 23, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Oh yeah..

    If you go to http://wefollow.com/tag/astronomy you can see everyone who has signed up there who tweets about astronomy. It’s quote a list.

  24. Bryan April 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    @bnwilliams

    It’s not an astronomy exclusive micro blog, but i do make astronomy related posts.

    Thanks,

  25. @ZAmmi April 23, 2009 at 4:55 pm #

    I tweet about Astronomy and various other science related awesomeness… But not exclusively by any means. And I also talk a lot of rubbish, so, I probably don’t belong on the list! But you’ve given me a great selection of new, exciting twitterers to follow! I didn’t realise @TaviGreiner ran @ASkyFullOfStars two awesome astronomy tweeters!

  26. Astrosetz April 23, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    @astrosetz
    @beccasetz

    We are amateur astronomers who Tweet astronomy from time to time 🙂

  27. Stephen Tonkin April 24, 2009 at 2:39 am #

    Also:
    Astronomy:@astronomy
    Year of Astronomy UK: @astronomy2009uk
    Jodrell Bank: @jodrellbank
    ESA Planck: @Planck
    National Space Centre: @spacecentre
    Starlight: @Starlightnews
    We Are Astronomers: @WeAreAstronomer
    ESA Herschel: @ESAHerschel

  28. Mark April 24, 2009 at 11:13 am #

    Reading through what you have, I see most of what I subscribe to. But here’s one I didn’t see on your list…

    @Starman

  29. TaviGreiner April 26, 2009 at 2:05 pm #

    What a great idea! Some more names to add … @astrocast.tv – @SpaceAvian – @SGAC – @cosmosreview – @astrobeck – @astrodavid – @galileoproject – @NightSkyGuy – @Astro_Mike – @UniGalactic – @beccasetz – @GeorgiaBracey – @MDBenson – @aggieastronaut – @WomenPlanetSci

  30. Zammi April 26, 2009 at 4:58 pm #

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

  31. Zammi April 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    Whoops, forgot @blissli -european amateur stargazer 🙂

  32. CCSU_Astronomy April 26, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    We tweet the activities in our astronomy department (mostly local stuff with occasional news articles or retweets)

    @CCSU_Astronomy

  33. Mike Weasner April 27, 2009 at 9:56 am #

    Thanks for compiling the list. I run “Weasner’s Mighty ETX Site” (and have since 1996). I just recently got on Twitter @mweasner.

  34. Mark April 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    Hi Pamela,

    You missed me. 😉

    @VAstargazer

    Take care.

    Mark

  35. Elizabeth April 27, 2009 at 9:20 pm #

    @howellspace? 🙂 Thanks.

  36. Ryan Anderson April 27, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    Hi Pamela, great idea to put everyone in one place! Could you add me? I just started tweeting a few weeks ago:

    @marschronicler

    Thanks!

  37. The Mad LOLScientist, FCD April 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    @SpaceVidCast
    @PercivalLowell

  38. spacecrazed April 30, 2009 at 2:12 am #

    1.@Astrogeek, thanks for the recommend.

    2.@Starstryder, there’s a whole list of tweeters that determine and tweet when the International Space Station (ISS), Hubble, Envisat and other interesting objects will be visible in relevant locations.

    http://orbitingfrog.com/blog/over-twitter/

    Includes Twitter feeds from @Aix to @Winnipeg with plenty of others in between.

    There’s also @abovelondon and @abovesf and @SpaceFoundation (formerly @NSS09)

  39. spacecrazed April 30, 2009 at 2:16 am #

    I forgot one:

    @Virgin_Galactic

  40. Brian Perry (stellarflare) April 30, 2009 at 2:20 am #

    @stellarflare

    Thank you

    Brian

  41. Joel Raupe April 30, 2009 at 3:13 am #

    @LunarPioneer , when you have the chance, I’d honored to be such company, and can help compile for you, should you like some help.

    Joel Raupe
    Lunar Pioneer, LLP

  42. Gene Mikulka April 30, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    @genejm29 – Usually cover astronomy issues and space exploration.

  43. michael cassidy May 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Is that your voice doing the intro on 365 Days of Astronomy about the sponsor,The American Association of Variable Stars???

  44. Andrew Jaffe May 5, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    Hi-

    This is me: @defjaf

    Andrew

  45. Barnaby Rowe May 5, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    Hi,

    I’m Barney Rowe, a Postdoc Astronomer in Paris

    @barnaby_rowe

  46. Thomas Robitaille May 6, 2009 at 12:26 am #

    I’m a postdoc at CfA: @astrofrog

  47. Carolina May 6, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    @unawe
    @carolune
    🙂

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