Science, education, and things in the sky

Graham Jones, solar eclipse, Angola

Hello, my name’s Graham Jones; I’m an astrophysicist and language teacher based in Japan. I have a BSc in Astrophysics from Royal Holloway, University of London, an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh, and I teach English at the University of Shiga Prefecture (near Kyoto).

My science communication work includes articles for Physics World, Sky & Telescope and EarthSky, and I’m part of the team at that broadcasts solar and lunar eclipses from around the world. Meanwhile at the University of Shiga Prefecture, my colleague Dr Maki Taniguchi and I are investigating how personal goal-setting can help people become better language-learners (this research is supported by a grant from the Japanese government, reference number 18K00874).

Solar eclipse, sunset, ArgentinaOur livestream of the July 2019 total solar eclipse.

Graham Jones, Physics World, top 5 filmsMy selection of the top films about science or scientists for Physics World.

Graham Jones, Sky & Telescope, ephemeral moments in the skyA piece for Sky & Telescope on the top 10 ephemeral moments in the sky.

Why is this website called Ten Sentences?
It’s a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. His Gettysburg Address is a timeless example of language and communication — and it contains just ten sentences. Lincoln was also a champion of science and education.