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ABOUT GEOFF
Geoff Notkin is an Emmy Award-winning television host and producer, author, columnist, artist, meteorite specialist, musician, publisher, and photographer. He was born in New York’s East Village, grew up in London, England, and now makes his home in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. He studied geology, astronomy, literature, photography, and design in London, Boston and New York and is the president of Aerolite Meteorites Inc—a company that provides meteorite specimens to researchers, institutions, and collectors worldwide.

Geoff appears regularly on television and is best known as the host of Science Channel’s award-winning series Meteorite Men and won two Emmys for his work on the educational series STEM Journals. He has also made documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, the BBC, The History Channel, A&E, and The Travel Channel, appearing in such programs as Globe Trekker, Ancient Aliens, American Chopper, Shipping Wars, The Best Places to Find Cash & Treasures, How the Earth was Made, Wired Science, and Cosmic Collisions.

Geoff has written more than one hundred published articles on meteoritics, paleontology, adventure travel, history, and the arts, as well as the books Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space and a memoir, Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man. His third book, My Incredibly Strange and Amazing Real-Life Adventures in the World of Comic Books will be published in the fall of 2015 by Stanegate Press and Geoff's work has also appeared in Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, All About Space, USA Today, Wired, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice, Seed, Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Meteorite, Meteorite Hunting & Collecting Magazine, The Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites, Meteoryt (Poland), Mushroom (Germany), TIMA (Japan), New York Press, The New York Sun, American Theater Arts, Mechanical Engineering, The Arizona Star, Tucson Weekly and many other national and international publications. He is also the author of Meteorwritings for Geology.com

Geoff has worked with many of the world’s top museums and research institutions including The Natural History Museum, London; The Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, Tempe; The Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, Albuquerque; and the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU, Fort Worth. He a member of the Explorers Club, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the International Meteorite Collectors Association, the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, the International Dark-Sky Association, and the Society of Southwestern Authors.

Geoff has traveled to forty-five countries and some of the world’s most remote locations in search of elusive and valuable space rocks, including Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback, Iceland, the Middle East, and crossed the Arctic Circle in northern Siberia on board an ex-military Russian helicopter. The minor planet 139204—discovered by Dr. Robert Matson at Mount Palomar—was named after him in recognition of his contributions to science and education.

Geoff's other hobbies and interests include ecology, animal rights, cinema, mythology and ancient history, military history, literature, dance, theater, music, and fine arts. Geoff and Aerolite Meteorites Inc are proud to support various Tucson artists and art projects and Geoff is an active supporter of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the HOPE Animal Shelter.

Geoff is available for public appearances and speaking engagements. Please contact us for details.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Explorers Club

Electronic Frontier Foundation

International Dark-Sky Association

Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences

International Meteorite Collectors Association

Society of Southwestern Authors

 

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