A bit of a background… Geoff
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.
A bit of a background… Nick
Having been interested in astronomy since the age of 6, seeing the Viking lander twins touch down on the surface of Mars, closely followed by the release of the movie “Star Wars” in the cinema, meteorites to me were a perfect way to bring space in to the home. Astronomy is a hobby usually conducted by proxy, unless you’re one of only 12 people to walk on the surface of the Moon. For me, meteorites enable you to tell he story of our solar system, and allow kids (and the big kids in all of us) to hold something that was blasted off the surface of an asteroid, or the planet Mars or indeed our own Moon. I continue to work as a science writer for a multitude of magazines, and as a broadcaster for the BBC in the South West of England, regularly featuring on both local and national radio as the resident expert astronomer. I have co-authored 4 books on astronomy and solar physics, have over 400 NASA ADS citations for work on asteroids and comets, and in a former life, worked for not only the European Space Agency but also the Square Kilometre Array.