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Meteorite Minute

“Meteorite Minute” is a fast-paced, humorous, informative STEM education web series about the science, history, recovery, and identification of meteorites. Hosted by two-time Emmy winner Geoff Notkin, these twelve total episodes are available in a one minute long 4K YouTube series.

Do you have a question about meteorites? Tweet us at @MeteoriteMinute.

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EPISODE 1

Can it be true that the greatest discoveries are sometimes made closest to home? In the first episode of his new educational web series, globe-trotting meteorite specialist, author, and adventurer Geoff Notkin, explains how that happened to him.

EPISODE 2

Can space rock specialist and two-time Emmy winner, Geoff Notkin, possibly decide upon a favorite meteorite? Will he resort to comical accents while trying to do so? Of course he will!

EPISODE 3

Why have a fortune in space rocks been found in the deserts of Northwest Africa? And what are the chances of finding a valuable piece of the moon or Mars among them? Space rock specialist Geoff Notkin investigates.

EPISODE 4

Here’s Geoff’s slightly mad special Halloween episode of “Meteorite Minute,” in which he counts down the … “Six scariest space rocks of all time.” How weird can it be? We were all laughing hysterically behind camera!

EPISODE 5

Why was Arizona’s newest official meteorite with the coolest name — Tank Mountains — also called “The Jigsaw Puzzle Meteorite”? Tune in to find out!

EPISODE 6

Why would somebody paint on a space rock? Geoff explains in this all-new Art School Episode of “Meteorite Minute.”

EPISODE 7

Curious about why meteorites experience two separate journeys as they travel from the asteroid belt to the lab? Space rock specialist Geoff Notkin explains meteorite classification.

EPISODE 8

Geoff meets up with actress, Sara Mirasola, at Tucson Science Fiction Convention to look at Meteorite Minute fan art from Miss Terry’s fourth grade math and science class.

EPISODE 9

Adventure to Texas with Geoff as he visits the landing site of the 760-lb Clarendon meteorite and finds more than he expected!

EPISODE 10

Geoff is frequently asked about his favorite metal detector for recovering the difficult to find, and yet most abundant, meteorite group — the stones. Find out the answer in Episode 10 of this week’s, “Meteorite Minute.”

EPISODE 11

Chondrules are the very building blocks of the solar system. These tiny, colorful, glassy spheres reveal a snapshot of the beginning of life 4.6 billion years ago.

EPISODE 12

Did you know? Some meteorites come from the broken heart of an ancient asteroid, while others are packed with gemstones! Space rock specialist Geoff Notkin explains where meteorites come from and why they can appear so different.