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Dr Morris Jones B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.

Dr Morris Jones is the author of "The Adventure of Mars” and "When Men Walked on the Moon”. Although he is well-known to many readers for his books, Dr Jones has a long background in ither fields of communications and astronautical work.

Dr Jones is the author of more than 100 articles, and has appeared in publications such as Space Daily, Space News, Australasian Science and The Bulletin. In addition to his writings, Dr Jones has appeared on international radio and television outlets. His credits include Sky News Australia, ABC Radio and Television, Radio Australia, Radio Television Hong Kong, Phoenix TV (Hong Kong), Hunan Television (China), China Central Television, Voice of America and Al-Jazeera (English).

Dr Jones holds degrees in science and journalism. He was the assistant editor of Australia’s first internet magazine, Internet Australasia, and one of the first academics in Australia to research a doctoral thesis on the use of the internet in mass communications. He has published academic research on this subject in journals published in Australia and also by Harvard University in the USA.

Dr Jones is also involved in research connected with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. In 1998, he was one of only three winners in the world to receive an award from the US-based National Institute for Discovery Science for his insights into possible methods of discovering advanced alien civilisations. In 2011, he contributed to the high-level academic text "Civilisations Beyond Earth”, a scientific inquiry into the nature of extraterrestrials.

Dr Jones is also actively interested in surveillance satellites. In 2004, he participated in an academic study of the use of satellite imagery in news gathering and the reportage of global conflicts. Since then, satellite imagery has become a regular part of news reports.

Dr Morris Jones is a well-known public speaker. He has appeared at institutions such as the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and various technical institutes. In 1999, he was a keynote speaker at the 50th anniversary celebrations for the University of New South Wales.

Dr Jones continues to write, speak, and wonder at the future of spaceflight.


Powerhouse Museum talk by Dr Morris Jones Sunday 18 April 2010


The Future in Moon Exploration  - Sky News Australia



The New Moon Race – Sky News Australia