Geoffrey Notkin
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Geoffrey Notkin

Meteorite Hunter - TV Personality - Newsman (local)

Geoffrey Notkin is a science writer, television host, meteorite specialist, 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 in southern Arizona. He studied geology, photography, and design in London, Boston and New York and is the owner of Aerolite Meteorites of Tucson—a featured exhibitor at the annual Tucson gem and mineral shows.

Geoffrey has written more than 100 published articles on meteoritics, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, and his work has appeared in Sky & Telescope, Wired, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice, Seed, Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Meteorite magazine, The Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites, Meteoryt (Poland), Mechanical Engineering, American Theater Arts, Mushroom (Germany), New York Press, The New York Sun, The Arizona Star, Tucson Weekly and many other national and international publications. He is the author of Meteorwritings, a featured science column on, and writes a daily science blog, The Logical Lizard, for

Geoffrey has worked extensively with most of the world’s major meteorite institutions including The Natural History Museum, London; The Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, Albuquerque; and the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery at TCU, Fort Worth. He is on the advisory board of Meteorite magazine and a member of the International Meteorite Collectors’ Association, the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, and the Society of Southwestern Authors. He is currently at work on a memoir about his life as a meteorite hunter.

He has traveled to over forty countries and some of our planet’s most remote locations in search of elusive and valuable space rocks, including Chile’s Atacama Desert, Iceland, England, Mexico, the Middle East and crossed the Arctic Circle in northern Siberia onboard an ex-military Russian helicopter.

Geoffrey appears regularly on television and is currently co-starring with Steve Arnold in the adventure series Meteorite Men for Science Channel. He has also made documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, the BBC, The History Channel, A&E, and The Travel Channel.

Visit Geoffrey at Aerolite Meteorites

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