Scott Manley

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Scott Manley
Scott Manley.png
Manley durin a 2017 Kerbal Space Program livestream
Personal information
Born (1972-12-31) 31 December 1972 (age 47)
The Truin, Sooth Ayrshire, Scotland
NaitionalityScots, American
EddicationUniversity of Glasgow
ResidenceSan Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.
ThriftSaftware makker at Apple Inc.
YouTube information
Channelszyzyg
Years active2009–present
Subscribers1.09 million
Tot views347.45 million
Catchphrase(s)
  • "Hullo it’s Scott Manley here"
  • "Fly safe"
  • "Check yo Stagin'"
Subscriber an view coonts updatit as o 22 July 2020.

Scott Manley (born 31 December 1972) is a Scots YouTube body, gemmer, saftware makker, astrophysicist, an DJ.[1] On his YouTube channel, he plays space-themed gemmes sic as Kerbal Space Program,[2] while he expones muckle o the science ahind it. He maks videos discussin ither science-relatit topics an news, mainly anent up-tae-date rocket science forders.[3] He uises his scientific backgroon tae teach science while playin video gemmes.[4][5]

He is kent amangst his follaers as the "astrogamer", as he is ane o the few YouTubers tae mell video gemmes an science,[6] an he is faur ben wi the niche community o video gemmers an science fans.[7]

Eddication an thrift[eedit | eedit soorce]

Manley studied at the Varsity o Glesga, receivin a Bachelor o Science (BSc) (1990-1994) in science an astronomy, an a Masters o Science (MSc) (1994-1995) in computational science a year later.

In 2002, he wrocht as an ingineer fur Napster. Frae 2002 tae 2004, he wrocht as a resairch ingineer fur Qualys. Frae 2004 tae 2009, he wrocht as a bield airchitect at imeem, whaur he makit an upkept an audio an video uplaid, transcodin, fingerprintin system amang ither hings.

In 2009, he jynt Topsy Labs. In 2013, Topsy wis owerteuk bi Apple Inc., whaur Manley praisently wirks.[1]

Muckle warks wi ithers[eedit | eedit soorce]

Author Anne McCaffery consultit wi Manley on the effercasts o asteroid dints while scrievin The Skies of Pern,[8] estaiblishin the orbit o the comet an giein rede on hou the event shid be shawn.[9]

Manley is ane o the original participants o Asteroid Day an wis a keynote speker at the lench in 2015[10] an hostit their raiglar "Asteroid Update" pairts.[11]

He is creditit as a consultant on the upcomin film Stowaway directit bi Joe Penna. While on Corridor Cast, Manley wid gae ayond the needs o the script "do the maths so it would be ready".[12]

Awairds an honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fur his efforts in bein a science communicator, asteroid 33434 Scottmanley wis cried efter him.[13] The official namin citation wis furthset bi the Minor Planet Center on 18 Mey 2019 (M.P.C. 114954).[14] The ooter main-belt asteroid wis discovert bi astronomers wi the OCA–DLR Asteroid Survey in 1999. It is a memmer o the stany Koronis family an meisurs aboot 4.6 kilometres in diameter.[15]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Scott Manley | LinkedIn". LinkedIn. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. Martindale, Jon (22 Januar 2014). "Meet the Man(ley) that taught the world how to Kerbalise space". KitGuru (in Inglis). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  3. "Scott Manley". B612 (in Inglis). Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. Howell, Elizabeth (26 August 2016). "'Astronogamer': When Space Science Meets Gaming". Seeker. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  5. Dillon, Conor (24 October 2018). "China's artificial moon — The numbers 'just don't add up'". DW.COM (in Inglis). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  6. Mejia, Ozzie (1 Februar 2016). "Shacknews Close-Up: Scott Manley, the Astronogamer". Shacknews (in Inglis). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  7. Boone, Jeb (1 August 2013). "A far cry from Call of Duty, Kerbal Space Program is inspiring players to learn physics (VIDEO)". Public Radio International (in Inglis). Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  8. "Anne McCaffrey on THE PHYSICS OF PERN". RandomHouse.com. Archived frae the original on 14 Julie 2014.
  9. Scott Manley (1 Februar 2015). "Found some old graphics I sent to Anne McCaffrey when I was figuring out the comet impact for Skies Of Pern". Twitter. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  10. "Asteroids In Video Games". B612. 28 Januar 2016. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  11. "Asteroid Day Update – Featuring Scott Manley". Asteroidday.org. Retrieved 6 Februar 2019.
  12. Corridor Cast (13 Februar 2019), EP#14 | Joe Penna aka MysteryGuitarMan, retrieved 22 Julie 2019
  13. "33434 Scottmanley (1999 FU)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 Juin 2019.
  14. "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 Juin 2019.
  15. "Asteroid 33434 Scottmanley". Small Bodies Data Ferret. Retrieved 3 Juin 2019.