July 22nd, 2011
09:00 AM ET

#FollowFriday

Every Friday, @CNNLightYears will suggest interesting and exciting space and science Twitter accounts to follow.

Today, @CNNLightYears is giving a #FollowFriday to the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. The Smithsonian Institution includes 19 museums and galleries, nine research centers, and the National Zoo.

@Smithsonian
The official account of the Smithsonian Institution tweets about exhibits and history tidbits, as well as interacts with museum goers.

@airandspace
The Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum tweets about historical events, posting "today in . . ." tweets. @airandspace also shares current museum events like Mars Day (which just so happens to be today).

@chandraxray
Chandra X-Ray Observatory tweets about new findings from studying black holes, stars, and clusters of galaxies. Follow @chandraxray for tweets about new discoveries and explanations of our universe.

@NationalZoo
The Smithsonian National Zoological Park tweets about its huge collection of animals, such as the zoo's first whooping crane since 1923. @NationalZoo also lets followers know about live zoo cameras, such as the one that shows seven black-footed ferret babies.

@NMNH
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History lets followers know about exhibits, offering "Daily Dose of Science" and "Fun Fact Friday" tweets.

For a list of all Smithsonian Institution Twitter accounts, click here.

You can also follow Twitter updates from @CNNLightYears.

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