Jason Nishiyama is a university professor and research astronomer who posts about stars, related phenomena and the telescopes used to observe them. You can follow at:

➑️ @evilscientistca

Nishiyama is the author of "An Introduction to Planetary Nebulae", 2018 ( morganclaypoolpublishers.com/c ).

The Workbench is a video channel about radiation and radioactivity created by an amateur enthusiast. It also features urban exploration of abandoned places that relate to radioactivity. You can follow at:

➑️ @thebench

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at diode.zone/accounts/thebench/v

Grassroots Review Journals is an initiative to support specialised and open review journals, which review articles from traditional journals. You can follow at:

➑️ @GrassrootsReview

You can find out more on the official site at grassroots.is

Open Science Vids features public domain and CC videos about science. You can follow at:

➑️ @opensciencevids

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/accounts/openscien

The videos come from many different institutions, but my personal favourites are the ones by Fermilab's Dr Don Lincoln (for example tilvids.com/videos/watch/3a401 ).

Open Space Vids is a channel full of public domain videos related to space. You can follow at:

➑️ @openspacevids

The videos feature a mixture of historical and current topics.

You can see the complete set of videos at tilvids.com/accounts/openspace

MIT+K12 Videos are dummies guides to science and tech made by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. You can follow at:

➑️ @mitk12videos

You can also view the entire collection of videos through PeerTube at:

tilvids.com/accounts/mitk12vid

They are officially aimed at schools, but they work just as well as for any absolute beginner.

Dr Dan Killam is a paleobiologist at Biosphere 2, a giant sealed structure in the middle of the Arizona desert designed to research ecosystems. You can follow at:

➑️ @dantheclamman

His website is at dantheclamman.blog

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