Images from nature: the crescent sun

Great picture from Eriky Haritsaratiaray taken during the partial phase of this month’s annular solar eclipse across central and eastern Africa. The leaves on a tree are forming natural ‘pinhole projectors’ and producing images of the crescent sun on the ground… Eriky is a student at the University of Mahajanga in Madagascar, and he’s doneContinue reading “Images from nature: the crescent sun”

Six days to go…

… until the African annular eclipse of September 1st 2016. Image: Thephatphilmz, via Wikimedia Commons Our multi-talented team of students at the University of Mahajanga in Madagascar will be doing a show about the eclipse for RUM (Radio Université de Mahajanga) on August 31st. (For anyone in the local area: the show starts at 3pmContinue reading “Six days to go…”

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”

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”