The National Space Society (NSS) has named Isaac Arthur as a recipient of NSS’ Space Pioneer Award for Education via Mass Media. Isaac Arthur’s outstanding YouTube channel Science and Futurism with Isaac Arthur (SFIA) presents effective and accurate videos covering a wide array of topics in space, astronomy, bio-medicine and science.
The prestigious award will be presented to Isaac at the Society’s 39th annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC®), to be held in the Dallas area at the at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas-Frisco Hotel and Convention Center on May 30, 2020. NSS invites the public to come meet, interact and learn from Isaac Arthur and attend his award ceremony.
For more information, see: isdc2020.nss.org.
With a physics degree from Kent State University, Isaac began his YouTube channel, Science and Futurism With Isaac Arthur, in 2012. He started producing science videos for it in 2014. His channel, now with more than 465,000 subscribers, focuses on exploring concepts in science with an emphasis on futurism and space exploration, along with a healthy dose of science fiction. While he explores many concepts and technologies that are far beyond us now, he tries to keep everything inside the bounds of known science or major theories. The video productions are very understandable, reaching a wide audience. In part they emulate author Robert Heinlein who educated people about space while entertaining them. In many of his hundreds of videos, he supports important concepts and goals advocated by the National Space Society, such as space development and settlement, along with Space Solar Power. The videos show our aspirations to think big, while also being practical in the pursuit of goals.
About the Space Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award consists of a silvery pewter Moon globe cast by the Baker Art Foundry in Placerville, CA, from a sculpture created by well-known astronomical artist Don Davis. The globe, which represents multiple space destinations and goals, sits freely (unattached) on a brass support with a wooden base capped with a black granite inlay, both of which are created by renowned sculptor Michael Hall of Studio Foundry of Driftwood, TX. The brass plaque on the base is created by Art Hall Awards of Austin.