Building a sense of community in a digital society

ICoME 2016 – the International Conference for Media in Education – will take place in Kyoto, Japan, on August 18th, 19th and 20th. The theme of the conference is “Building relationships and a sense of community in a digital society”. I’m going to be presenting a paper with Keisuke Tabata from Kobe Shinwa Women’s UniversityContinue reading “Building a sense of community in a digital society”

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”

Thank you, Tadulako University!

Some video and photo highlights from this week’s highly successful solar eclipse project involving Tadulako University in Palu, Indonesia, and Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, USA. Link: an article in EarthSky about our Indonesia project Thank you to Tadulako University for being the most incredibly wonderful and amazing hosts! And thank you to GarudaContinue reading “Thank you, Tadulako University!”

“Solar eclipses as an opportunity for public engagement with science”

Thank you to Tadulako University (UNTAD) for inviting me to speak at an international seminar on March 8th to mark the 2016 Indonesian total solar eclipse. The title of my presentation will be “Solar eclipses as an opportunity for public engagement with science”. The keynote speaker is Richard Gelderman from Western Kentucky University (WKU) inContinue reading ““Solar eclipses as an opportunity for public engagement with science””

“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”

Our first Global Communication and Science workshop

A HUGE thank you to Keisuke Tabata and his BRILLIANT students at Kobe Shinwa Women’s University, who took part in our first Global Communication and Science workshop on solar eclipses (below). (Just for info, that’s not a green tablecloth – it’s about to become spacetime. Also, that’s not a mandarin orange – it’s a celestialContinue reading “Our first Global Communication and Science workshop”

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”