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Sir Arthur C. Clarke

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
1. Sir Arthur C. Clarke Marker
Inscription.

He invented communications satellites in 1945.

His "Exploration of Space" (1952) was used by Wernher von Braun
to convince President John F. Kennedy to go to the Moon,

and

he wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey"
here At The Chelsea Hotel.

"I'm sorry, Dave. I can't do that."


 
Location. 40° 44.667′ N, 73° 59.806′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 23rd Street west of 7th Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 West 23rd Street, New York NY 10011, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shirley Clarke (here, next to this marker); Chelsea Hotel (here, next to this marker); Gay Men's Health Crisis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); The Haymarket (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clement Clarke Moore (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nikola Tesla /1856-1943/ (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Gertrude B. Kelly Playground (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
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1. Biography (Arthur C. Clarke Foundation). "Arthur C. Clarke’s legacy bridges the worlds of the arts and the
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
2. Sir Arthur C. Clarke Marker - Wide View
The marker is one of nine located at the Chelsea Hotel, which is currently undergoing renovations (hence the scaffolding). These four are located on the left side of the window that is to the immediate left of the entrance.
sciences. His work ranged from scientific discovery to science fiction, from technical application to entertainment. As an engineer, as a futurist, and as a humanist, Clarke has influenced numerous artists, scientists, and engineers working today, and through his broad body of work, and through the organizations keeping his legacy alive like the Clarke Foundation and this Institute, he continues to inspire future generations around the world." (Submitted on December 22, 2017.) 

2. Arthur C. Clarke (Wikipedia). "Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host....He is famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey, widely considered to be one of the most influential films of all time. Clarke was a science writer, who was both an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist of uncanny ability. On these subjects he wrote over a dozen books and many essays, which appeared in various popular magazines. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularising science. These along with his science fiction writings eventually earned him the moniker "Prophet of the Space Age". His other
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2017
3. Sir Arthur C. Clarke Marker - Wider View
science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, which along with a large readership made him one of the towering figures of science fiction. For many years Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov were known as the "Big Three" of science fiction." (Submitted on December 22, 2017.) 

3. HAL 9000: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" (YouTube, 3 min.). (Submitted on December 22, 2017.)
 
Additional keywords. science fiction
 
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