The third video I shot during my trip to the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show features Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold of Aerolite Meteorites in Tucson. If you’re into meteorites, you know Geoff and Steve (pictured at right) well as the Meteorite Men from the popular TV series currently running on the Science Channel. If you’re into astronomy and you don’t watch Meteorite Men religiously, maybe it’s time to re-examine your life. It‘s a great show, entertainingly produced, and Geoff and Steve are terrific guides for all the meteorite hunting adventures they set off on.
I encourage you to check out three important web sites associated with Geoff and Steve. First, aerolite.org is a fantastic resource for meteorite collectors and lists the main inventory Geoff and Steve have for sale. Explore this site and you’ll see the whole gamut of space rocks, from common stones and irons to exotic meteorites, historic falls, lunar and martian rocks, Libyan desert glass, bargains, and spectacular, museum-grade meteorites. You will also find many meteorites of interest on Stevearnoldmeteorites.com, Steve’s web site chronicling his adventures such as his famous 2005 discovery of the main mass of the Brenham, Kansas, pallasite. Also, I encourage you to check out Meteoritemen.com, Steve and Geoff’s official show site, which features an overview of episodes past and yet to come and a blend of background info on what is undoubtedly many Astronomy readers’ favorite TV show.
You will see a gorgeous selection of meteorites in the video we shot at the Tucson show and present here. Be patient, however: Geoff and Steve’s enthusiasm is so strong that the tape rolls on for more than 34 minutes, so we broke it into three parts!
Over the coming days I’ll post other meteorite videos from the Tucson show.