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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning television adventure series Meteorite Men for Discovery networks and two seasons of STEM Journals, for which he received two Emmy Awards. He has also appeared in shows for Nat Geo, History Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, PBS, A&E, NASA EDGE, and the BBC. He is an author, world traveler, meteorite specialist, TEDx speaker, CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, Inc., and president of Desert Owl Productions, Inc. Geoff has appeared on Coast to Coastand the Today show, and has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Space.com, and Universe Today, among others. He is a television and film producer and his credits include Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth, and the documentaries Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, and First to the Moon: The Story of Apollo 8.
An award-winning author, Geoff has published hundreds of articles on meteorite science, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, with his work appearing in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Astronomy, Astronomy Now, Sky & Telescope, USA Today, Wired, Reader’s Digest, The Village Voice, Seed and many other publications. He is the author of three books including the IPPY Award-winner Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space. His spaceflight column Throwing Pebbles at the Sky is exclusive to the National Space Society magazine, Ad Astra.
Geoff has worked with most of the world’s major institutions including The American Museum of Natural History, New York; The Natural History Museum, London; and the Vienna Museum of Natural History. He is a member of The Explorer’s Club, is on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society, the Advisory Board of Deep Space Industries, and the Board of Directors of the Astrosociology Research Institute. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was officially named “Notkin” by the Minor Planet Center in recognition of Geoff’s contributions to science and education.
Adventuring has taken Geoff to over fifty countries and some of our planet’s most remote areas including northern Siberia, Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback, and he has three times crossed the Arctic Circle.
By the age of seven Geoff was already an avid rock hound, fossil collector, and amateur astronomer. “I was amazed that you could see other worlds through a telescope from an English garden,” Geoff states. “The epiphany came to me at London’s Geological Museum, as a child. In the Hall of Meteorites I realized that the study of meteorites is the perfect combination of geology and astronomy. I have been hooked ever since.”
Geoff was born on 14th street in Manhattan and grew up in London, England. He studied in London, Boston and New York, and now resides in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.