twitter’s spectroscopist ✨ astronomy post-doc @UMich 😎 non-binary ✊ sci-fi writer & consultant 🚀 avi loeb’s replacement 🏳️‍🌈 she/they

Seattle, WA
Joined November 2018
it’s colloquium speaker season so here’s my pitch: I do a lot of cool exoplanet research that falls under the umbrella of constraining the more knowable constants of the Drake Equation:
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when I see someone trying to automate stellar spectroscopy
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men really think that they’re share-holders in the common property of women’s lives and social media presences huh
I am a real PERSON. Not an organization or science-producing content machine. I AM a totally professional planetary scientist who also happens to: •be an artist •wear eyeliner •say the f word Follow for who I am or gtfo with that misogyny. Don’t let the door hit you in DN.
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Dr. Kaitlin Rasmussen retweeted
no tiktok trend is safe from supernova scicomm 😂
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a while ago I was commissioned to write a piece about the burden of being marginalized in science. the piece I sent back is nice. polite. restrained. my first draft was not. you can read it here: link.medium.com/fzOXzNu0Vmb
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i know it’s not Peak Promotion Hours but please consider giving this a RT I think this is a perspective many [privileged] ppl need to hear
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telescope juice is:
24% energy drink
18% alcohol
49% dome lubricant
9% something else (comment)
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we have an answer folks (art courtesy of @ninefoldrin2)
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mike’s hard liquid nitrogen
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how proposal season works
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oh, you wrote a cute little paper? and you gave the roulette wheel a little spin? congrats, you have won: more work
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it’s only January and I’m already dreading March 30th
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a vibe I can only dare of dreaming to achieve in the year 2022
Woman pauses to take a selfie before rescuers arrive to save her as her car sinks into an icy river. 📸by @mammamitch361 mediaite.com/weird/canadian-…
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Dr. Kaitlin Rasmussen retweeted
Hey, look at this!! I wrote about exoplanets!
Replying to @SciWriterMag
What are our far-flung planetary neighbors made of? In her explainer for #UnchartedTSW, @marieamccrory breaks down how scientists use spectroscopy to determine the chemical composition of faraway exoplanets’ atmospheres. Read more: thesciencewriter.org/unchart…
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Dr. Kaitlin Rasmussen retweeted
What are our far-flung planetary neighbors made of? In her explainer for #UnchartedTSW, @marieamccrory breaks down how scientists use spectroscopy to determine the chemical composition of faraway exoplanets’ atmospheres. Read more: thesciencewriter.org/unchart…
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elbow noodles + pasta sauce + ground beef… throw in yesterdays rice and a block of cheddar cheese… ultimate comfort food
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toast are you growing the devil’s lettuce in that box
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this is lesbian cyberpunk actually
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