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
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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