Astronomy Twitter Users?

Posted By Pamela on Apr 20, 2009 | 67 comments

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. oh and @skysketcher too!

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


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

  4. Hey Pamela…

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


  5. Hi,

    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.


  6. 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

  7. Hello,

    This is me: @stephenserjeant

    Best wishes,
    Stephen Serjeant

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. @skysketcher
    I am not on your list , as yet , thanks

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

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

  14. I’m @Marscryovolc 🙂

  15. 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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