|Education||University of Glasgow|
|Occupation||Software developer at Apple Inc.|
|Total views||409 million|
Updated: 23 June 2021
Scott Manley (born 31 December 1972) is a Scottish-American YouTube personality, gamer, programmer, astrophysicist and DJ. On his YouTube channel, he plays space-themed video games, usually Kerbal Space Program, while he explains much of the science involved. He also makes videos discussing other science-related topics and news, mainly concerning up-to-date rocket science developments. He uses his scientific background to help teach science while playing games.
He is known among his followers as the "astronogamer", as he is one of the few YouTubers blending both video games and science, and he is popular in the niche community of space enthusiasts and gamers, especially the Kerbal Space Program community.
In 2002, he worked as an engineer for Napster. Later, from 2002 up until 2004, he worked as a research engineer for Qualys. From 2004 to 2009, he worked as a security architect in imeem, where he developed and maintained an audio and video upload, transcoding, fingerprinting system among other things.
Author Anne McCaffrey consulted with Manley on the effects of asteroid impacts while writing The Skies of Pern, determining the orbit of a fictional rogue comet and providing advice on how the event should be portrayed.
He is credited as a consultant on the Netflix movie Stowaway directed by Joe Penna. In Penna's appearance on Corridor Cast he said Manley would go beyond the immediate needs of the script and 'did the math so it would be ready'.
In recognition for his work as a popular science communicator, asteroid 33434 Scottmanley was named after him. The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 18 May 2019 (M.P.C. 114954). The outer main-belt asteroid was discovered by astronomers with the OCA–DLR Asteroid Survey in 1999. It is a member of the stony Koronis family and measures approximately 4.6 kilometers in diameter.