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Welcome to the Radio JOVE Project !

Radio JOVE students and amateur scientists observe and analyze natural radio emissions of Jupiter, the Sun, and our galaxy.

  • Build and use your own Decametric Radio Telescope
  • Share your observations with other project members
  • Teachers, See Our Lesson Plans and other Educational Materials

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NEWS & FEATURES

[ 12 January 2016 ]
Jupiter Observing Season

The current season for observing Jupiter's radio emissions began in November, 2015. Jupiter is now in the pre-dawn skies and the Earth's ionosphere is generally transparent to 20 MHz signals. Several radio noise storms have been observed - we encourage all observers to submit their observations to the Jove archive. At transit, Jupiter reaches an elevation angle of about 60 degrees for mid-latitude North American stations - check your antenna phasing.

[ 12 January 2016 ]
Solar Observations

Several good solar bursts have been observed recently - don't miss this opportunity while the sun is still active. Even though the Sun is now far to the south for us northern hemisphere dwellers and our antennas are phased for Jupiter, solar bursts are still strong and easy to receive - even with a single dipole.

[ 12 January 2016 ]
NASA's JUNO Spacecraft Nearing Encounter with Planet Jupiter

The spacecraft is to be placed in a polar orbit to study Jupiter's composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere. JUNO is planned to reach orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016.

Read Chuck Higgins' overview of the JUNO space mission.

the birth of
planetary radio astronomy

photo of 1955 discovery antenna array
Jupiter's natural radio emissions were first discovered near Seneca, Maryland. In 2005, Radio JOVE and the Carnegie Institution Department of Terrestrial Magnetism recognized the 50th anniversary of this discovery and helped publicize this milestone with a variety of events and presentations.

DON'T MISS THESE …

Juno Mission to Jupiter
artist's concept of JunoFollow the status of NASA's next mission to Jupiter on its way to make an in-depth study of the gas giant.
The Radio JOVE Bulletin
Our newsletters contain useful and fascinating information for RJers.
Radio Jove Spectrograph Users Group
Globe with locations of SUG members The Spectrograph Users Group (SUG) is a subset of Radio Jove participants who are interested in the dynamic spectra of Jupiter’s decametric radio emissions.

The Radio JOVE Project is a joint effort of

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