GEOFFREY NOTKIN
Science writer and host of television's Meteorite Men

ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF ROCK STAR AND METEORITE HUNTING

Geoffrey 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 STEM 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 Meteorwritings 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' Association.

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 and education.


INTRODUCTION
[pictured above] Neil Gaiman's introduction to Rock Star: Adventures Of A Meteorite Man

PREFACE
[pictured above] The author's Preface for Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space

"This book is a rewarding read. It has science, humor,
and beauty, resulting in great awe of the solar system.”
Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann
Emeritus Curator
Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection, TCU
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