Ring of fire: Africa awaits September 1st annular eclipse

A piece I wrote for Mail & Guardian Africa about next month’s solar eclipse. Ring of fire: Africa awaits September 1st annular eclipse Graham Jones | Mail & Guardian Africa | 5 August 2016 From the coral reefs of the Red Sea to the flooded plains of the Okavango Delta, Africa is home to someContinue reading “Ring of fire: Africa awaits September 1st annular eclipse”

Copernicus: Language Comes Through Culture

Thank you to the magnificent Eriky Haritsarartiaray and Keisuke Tabata for their help with my latest Copernicus column for EFL Magazine. And thank you to the rest of the brilliant team at the University of Mahajanga and Kobe Shinwa Women’s University for making our Madagascar-Japan collaboration happen! http://eflmagazine.com/copernicus-language-comes-culture/

Eclipse Stories: The World Joins Together in Palu

The Jakarta Globe has published a follow-up piece on our Tadulako University/Western Kentucky University collaboration. The photo is by the amazing astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado. Eclipse stories: the world joins together in Palu Graham Jones | Jakarta Globe | 14 March 2016 In Palu, they will tell you that their city is the centre of Indonesia: after all, the island of Sulawesi isContinue reading “Eclipse Stories: The World Joins Together in Palu”

“The best seat in the solar system”: 10 things you need to know for the March 9th eclipse

My latest piece for the Jakarta Globe includes 10 things you need to know about total eclipses :) “The best seat in the solar system”: 10 things you need to know for the March 9 eclipse Graham Jones | Jakarta Globe | 22 February 2016 Image: CNES/CNRS/NASA A total eclipse is a truly global event. AtContinue reading ““The best seat in the solar system”: 10 things you need to know for the March 9th eclipse”

Beauty and Ingenuity: Countdown to March 9 Eclipse

The build-up to the Indonesian eclipse continues! This is my latest piece for the Jakarta Globe. Beauty and Ingenuity: Countdown to March 9 Eclipse Graham Jones | Jakarta Globe | 19 January 2016 “If we could imagine a day prolonged for a lifetime, or nearly so, and that sunrise and sunset were rare events whichContinue reading “Beauty and Ingenuity: Countdown to March 9 Eclipse”

“Completely Off the Charts”: Indonesia Prepares for March 9 Eclipse

I’ve written a piece for the Jakarta Globe about next year’s total eclipse and our university workshops. “Completely Off the Charts”: Indonesia Prepares for March 9 Eclipse Graham Jones | Jakarta Globe | 19 November 2015 Image: Romeo Durscher Nyepi – the Balinese Hindu New Year, and a public holiday for all Indonesians – coincidesContinue reading ““Completely Off the Charts”: Indonesia Prepares for March 9 Eclipse”

From the chemistry of rocket fuel to the ethics of space exploration

Our exciting collaboration with Alma College (in Michigan, USA) and Omi Brotherhood High School (in Shiga, Japan) came to a wonderful finish today, with our four groups of students making their final presentations. The project kicked off three weeks ago with a cross-border read-through of “Europa Report”. Since then, each group has been working on formulatingContinue reading “From the chemistry of rocket fuel to the ethics of space exploration”

“Wow, we made it!”

Congratulations to the incredible students at Omi Brotherhood High School in Shiga, Japan, and the Co-Operative Research Experience summer camp currently taking place at Alma College in Michigan, USA. At 6 o’clock Friday morning in Shiga / 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon in Alma, four US-Japanese groups of students came together over Skype and read theContinue reading ““Wow, we made it!””