AEROLITE METEORITES, INC: ABOUT US

METEORITES ARE THE MOST REMARKABLE THINGS on our planet and they are the only things you can own that are not originally from this planet. Meteorites are rocks that have fallen to Earth from outer space, and survived a fiery passage through our atmosphere. They are the remnants of long-dead planets and asteroids, and most are thought to have originated in the Asteroid Belt, between Mars and Jupiter. Others may have traveled even further, their origins lying in distant, unknown points outside our own solar system. Some meteorites may be all that has survived from the nucleus of an ancient comet. Others, which contain pre-solar grains, may pre-date our own planet and even the Solar System itself! As such, they are the oldest things any human has ever touched, and they carry within them messages and materials from deep space.

I am a science writer, meteorite hunter, and photographer, television host and producer, and have had the good fortune to participate in exciting expeditions across much of the world, in search of meteorites and other natural history treasures. I am host the multi award-winning TV adventure series Meteorite Men on the Science Channel and won two Emmys for my work in educational television with STEM Journals. I am a member of The Explorers Club, The International Meteorite Collectors Association, The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the International Dark-Sky Association, and the Society of Southwestern Writers.

My great interest in meteorites, paleontology and natural history has taken me from the southern end of South America, to the desolate northern tip of Siberia, and to over forty other countries. I am the author of two books, Meteorite Hunting: How to Find Treasure from Space (IPPY Award winner) and a memoir, Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man. My expeditions have also been recorded in numerous published articles, and my writing and photography have appeared in Astronomy magazine, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, All About Space, Wired magazine, The Explorer's Journal, Meteorite magazine, Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Lapidary Journal, Seed, Meteoryt (Poland), Reader's Digest, Tucson Showguide, TIMA (Japan), The Village Voice, New York Press, and many other national and international publications. Please see my Bibliography of Published Works for further information. I am currently at work on a memoir about my adventures as a meteorite hunter.

"Aerolite" is an archaic, rarely-used English word for meteorite. I was born in New York City, but grew up in England, and called Europe home for more than twenty years. I have lived in London, Boston, New York, and the American Southwest. Aerolite Meteorites' mission is to make top quality, affordable meteorites available to collectors and institutions. Meteorite sales from this website go directly towards funding future expeditions and those expeditions, in turn, make new published works and research possible. A question we are often asked is do we have "meteors for sale." Meteors are the shooting stars we see in the night sky. Any part of a meteor that makes it to earth becomes a meteorite, so we actually have "meteorites for sale," not meteors.

If you are interested in purchasing an authentic meteorite, please contact me any time by telephone or email. I work with collectors and enthusiasts of all levels. We were all beginners once, and I welcome new collectors! If you have a question, please ask — that's how we all learn. I pride myself on excellent customer service. We ship anywhere in the world, and I make sure every one of my customers is happy.

And now, I invite you to explore my website, and begin your own adventure in the world of meteorites. Highlights include our Gallery of Meteorite Photography, Meteorite Sales Catalogue, and our collection of meteorite hunting photos which showcases my best adventure photography.

Thank you for your interest in Aerolite Meteorites. We are proud to make our home
in the great city of Tucson, Arizona — the meteorite capital of the world.

Watch the skies!

Geoffrey Notkin
Director, Aerolite Meteorites, Inc.

To learn more about meteorites, please visit Club Space Rock,
the free online meteorite discussion group and forum

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
The Explorers Club
International Meteorite Collectors' Association (IMCA)
The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
Society of Southwestern Authors (SSA)