On this episode of Talking Space, we welcome back rock star, author, and co-host of the Science Channel show "Meteorite Men" Geoff Notkin back onto the program. We discuss with Geoff his new memoir, Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man. We talk specifically about his life decision of punk music or meteorites. We also discuss his writings from music to books, fiction to non-fiction. During this conversation we discuss the question of whether art should be added to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. We then talk about the recent successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as Curiosity, and the future implications of the mission on Mars exploration and more. We then discuss meteorites, from hunting locations to speaking events. Finally we talk about the "rock star" aspect and his reaction to meeting fans.
For more on the TV show and to buy either of Geoff's books, visit http://meteoritemen.com
To contact Geoff or to purchase meteorites, visit http://aerolite.org
Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka and Craft Lass with special guest Geoff Notkin
Show Recorded - 8/7/2012