Notkin was born in the East Village of New York City, grew up
in London, England, and was savagely bitten by the meteorite bug
at the age of seven.
He is the host of the award-winning adventure series Meteorite
Men, shown on Science, Discovery Science, and other networks
worldwide, as well as the groundbreaking educational TV series
Journals. He is the CEO of Aerolite
Meteorites LLC, a company that provides meteorite specimens
to collectors, universities and institutions worldwide. Geoffrey
has traveled to more than 45 countries and is a widely published
science writer and photographer. His work has appeared in Astronomy,
Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, Wired, Meteorite
magazine, Meteoryt (Poland), Mushroom (Germany),
TIMA (Japan), Geotimes, MAKE magazine, Reader’s
Digest, The Village Voice, New York Press, Tucson Weekly, The
Tucson E-Z Guide, Mechanical Engineering, American Theater Arts,
Rock & Gem, Seed, Lapidary Journal, Meteorite Hunting and
Collecting Magazine, The Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites,
and many other national and international publications.
In addition to Meteorite Men he has appeared on American
Chopper for TLC, in Cosmic Collisions for Discovery,
How The Earth Was Made and Ancient Aliens for
History Channel, and other documentaries for PBS, National Geographic,
the BBC, A&E, and The Travel Channel. He is the author of
for Geology.com and The Logical Lizard, a science
and arts blog for GeoffNotkin.com.
He is an accomplished artist and musician, a fellow of the Explorers
Club, and a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the
Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, the International
Dark-Sky Association, and the International Meteorite Collectors'
Geoff has been a featured guest speaker at the U. S. Science
and Engineering Festival (Washington, D.C.), SpaceFest (Arizona),
National Metal Detector Day (California), the Northeast Astronomy
Forum (New York), the Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Gallery (Texas),
The Sterling Hill Mining Museum (New Jersey), and numerous other
prestigious events and venues.
He has received two Telly Awards for his work on Meteorite
Men and an IPPY Award for his first book, Meteorite Hunting:
How To Find Treasure From Space. The minor planet 132904,
discovered at Mount Palomar, was named after Geoff by the Minor
Planet Society in recognition of his contributions to science