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

    oh and @skysketcher too!

  2. Moon Ranger Laura
    May 11, 2009

    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

    We have just started a Twitter account.

    Portal to the Universe Team

  4. LW
    May 28, 2009

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

  5. Jim Caffey
    Jun 6, 2009

    Hey Pamela…

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


  6. David Evans
    Jun 24, 2009


    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
    Jun 26, 2009

    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
    Jul 13, 2009


    This is me: @stephenserjeant

    Best wishes,
    Stephen Serjeant

  9. Robert Roy Britt
    Jul 24, 2009

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

  10. Brenda Shaw
    Jul 24, 2009

    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
    Jul 24, 2009

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

  12. @absolutspacegrl
    Jul 24, 2009

    Great list of Space Twitterers at:

    – @absolutspacegrl

  13. Deirdre Kelleghan
    Jul 27, 2009

    I am not on your list , as yet , thanks

  14. A great list you are compiling there.

    Please do add my Twitter:

  15. Richie
    Aug 18, 2009

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

  16. Thenasaman
    Aug 21, 2009

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

  17. Mars Cryo
    Aug 22, 2009

    I’m @Marscryovolc 🙂

  18. Koyie
    May 16, 2016

    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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