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
    Apr 20, 2009

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

  2. Mike
    Apr 20, 2009

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

  3. Mike
    Apr 20, 2009

    There is also a Astronomy Twibe which was started recently.

  4. Adrianus V
    Apr 20, 2009

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

  5. Astrogeek
    Apr 20, 2009

    @wjhudson – me
    @askyfullofstars – Rob Keown & Tavianne Greiner
    @glxp – Google Lunar X Prize

  6. Rob Keown
    Apr 20, 2009


    Rob Keown

  7. Nicole
    Apr 20, 2009

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

  8. Samuel Hawkins
    Apr 20, 2009

    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,



  9. jsb16
    Apr 20, 2009

    Do you twitter, Pamela?

  10. @ColumbiaAstro
    Apr 20, 2009

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

  11. Yes, by all means include @spacewriter , CC Peterson!
    @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
    Apr 21, 2009

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

  13. Alice
    Apr 22, 2009

    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


  14. Mary
    Apr 22, 2009
  15. Deirdre Kelleghan
    Apr 22, 2009

    You do not have my tweet

  16. Harold Geller
    Apr 23, 2009

    I twitter on occasion @AstroBioProf

  17. AstroPhoto Insight
    Apr 23, 2009

    also @astrophoto

  18. Invader Xan
    Apr 23, 2009

    Heh… Room for one more?

    …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…

  19. Chris Hanley
    Apr 23, 2009


  20. Stephen Tonkin
    Apr 23, 2009

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

  21. Kevin
    Apr 23, 2009

    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

  22. Kevin
    Apr 23, 2009

    Oh yeah..

    If you go to you can see everyone who has signed up there who tweets about astronomy. It’s quote a list.

  23. Bryan
    Apr 23, 2009


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


  24. @ZAmmi
    Apr 23, 2009

    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!

  25. Astrosetz
    Apr 23, 2009


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

  26. Stephen Tonkin
    Apr 24, 2009

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

  27. Mark
    Apr 24, 2009

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


  28. TaviGreiner
    Apr 26, 2009

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

  29. Zammi
    Apr 26, 2009

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

  30. Zammi
    Apr 26, 2009

    Whoops, forgot @blissli -european amateur stargazer 🙂

  31. CCSU_Astronomy
    Apr 26, 2009

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


  32. Mike Weasner
    Apr 27, 2009

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

  33. Mark
    Apr 27, 2009

    Hi Pamela,

    You missed me. 😉


    Take care.


  34. Elizabeth
    Apr 27, 2009

    @howellspace? 🙂 Thanks.

  35. Ryan Anderson
    Apr 27, 2009

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



  36. The Mad LOLScientist, FCD
    Apr 28, 2009


  37. spacecrazed
    Apr 30, 2009

    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.

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

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

  38. spacecrazed
    Apr 30, 2009

    I forgot one:


  39. Brian Perry (stellarflare)
    Apr 30, 2009


    Thank you


  40. Joel Raupe
    Apr 30, 2009

    @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

  41. Gene Mikulka
    Apr 30, 2009

    @genejm29 – Usually cover astronomy issues and space exploration.

  42. michael cassidy
    May 1, 2009

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

  43. Andrew Jaffe
    May 5, 2009


    This is me: @defjaf


  44. Barnaby Rowe
    May 5, 2009


    I’m Barney Rowe, a Postdoc Astronomer in Paris


  45. Thomas Robitaille
    May 6, 2009

    I’m a postdoc at CfA: @astrofrog

  46. Carolina
    May 6, 2009



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