Editor-at-Large, Megafonzie News Anchor
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 appeared in shows for Nat Geo, History Channel, Travel Channel, TLC, PBS, A&E, BBC, and NASA. He is now editor-at-large at Megafonzie and anchor of the upcoming Megafonzie News series.
Notkin is an author, world traveler, TEDx speaker, CEO of Aerolite Meteorites, Inc., and president of Desert Owl Productions, Inc. He has appeared on Coast to Coast and the Today show, and has been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Space.com, and Universe Today, among others. A television and film producer, 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.
Notkin 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 award-winning Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space. His spaceflight column, Throwing Pebbles at the Sky, is published in the National Space Society magazine, Ad Astra.
An authority on meteorites, Notkin has worked with many of the world’s leading 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 his contributions to science and education.
By the age of seven Notkin 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,” he states, recalling his childhood. “The epiphany came at London’s Geological Museum. 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.”
Adventuring has taken Notkin to over fifty countries and some of our planet’s most remote and challenging environments, including northern Siberia, Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback, the Sahara, and he has three times crossed the Arctic Circle. Born on 14th street in Manhattan and raised in London, England, Notkin studied in London, Boston and New York and now resides in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona.
Geoff Notkin with Neil Gaiman
Lifelong friends and former punk rock bandmates Neil Gaiman and Geoff Notkin are reunited in the recording studio for the first time in 35 years while working on the audio version of Gaiman's "The View From The Cheap Seats".