My great interest in meteorites, paleontology and natural history has taken me from the middle of the Australian Outback to the desolate northern tip of Siberia, and to over forty other countries. I am the author of three books: Meteorite Hunting: How to Find Treasure from Space (IPPY Award winner); Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man and My Incredibly Strange and Amazing Real-Life Adventures in the World of Comic Books. I have written hundreds of published articles and my work has appeared in Astronomy magazine, Sky & Telescope, USA Today, Astronomy Now, All About Space, Wired, The Explorer's Journal, Meteorite magazine, Rock & Gem, Geotimes, Lapidary Journal, Seed, The Village Voice and many other national and international publications.
METEORITES ARE THE MOST REMARKABLE THINGS on our planet and they are the only things we 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 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, such as carbonaceous chondrites, are believed to contain materials that pre-date our own planet and even the Solar System itself! As such, they are the oldest things any human has ever touched and carry within whispers of an existence so ancient we can barely comprehend it.
I am an author, adventurer, meteorite recovery specialist, photographer, television host and producer, and have traveled much of the world in search of meteorites and other natural history wonders. I hosted the multi award-winning TV adventure series Meteorite Men for Discovery Science and won two Emmys for my work in educational television with STEM Journals. I have guest-starred on NASA EDGE, Ancient Alients, American Chopper, Cosmic Collisions, How The Earth Was Made and many other programs. I am a member of world-famous Explorers Club, as well as The International Meteorite Collectors Association (IMCA), and The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences (AAPS). I am on the Board of Governors of the National Space Society (NSS), the Board of Directors of The Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI) and the Advisory Board of Deep Space Industries (DSI).
I am a TEDx speaker and have been interviewed by The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Crain's and Space.com and have appeared on Coast to Coast and the Today show. The asteroid 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was officially named "Notkin" by the Minor Planet Center in regognition of my work in science, education, and the arts.
Aerolite Meteorites' mission is to make top quality, affordable meteorites available to collectors, museums, and institutions worldwide. Meteorite sales from this website go directly towards funding future expeditions, published works, and educational programming.
If you are interested in purchasing an authentic meteorite, please contact us any time by telephone or email. We work with collectors and enthusiasts of all levels and welcome new collectors! If you have a question, please ask — that's how we all learn. We are the world's largest meteorite company for a reason —we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, ship anywhere in the known universe, and ensure every one of our customers is happy.
Thank you for your interest in Aerolite Meteorites. We support local businesses and charities and are proud to make our home in the great city of Tucson, Arizona — the meteorite capital of the world.
And now, I invite you to explore our website, and begin your own adventure in the world of meteorites.
Watch the skies!