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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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[ 20 August 2015 ]
The Next Jupiter Observing Season

We expect the next season for observing Jupiter's radio emissions to begin in November, 2015. At that time, Jupiter will be up in the pre-dawn skies while Earth's ionosphere is still transparent to 20 MHz high frequency signals, and will be high enough for its signals to be picked up in the main beam of our Radio JOVE antenna arrays.

[ 20 August 2015 ]
Detecting Galactic Background Emissions with the Radio JOVE Telescope

In a recent article, Dave Typinski and Wes Greenman describe how Radio JOVErs can observe nighttime transits of the core of our Galaxy. See their write-up for the details.
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[ 20 August 2015 ]
NASA's JUNO Spacecraft to arrive at Jupiter July 4, 2016

JUNO is expected to enter a polar orbit around Jupiter on or around next July 4. It will be used to study Jupiter’s atmosphere and magnetic field.

Juno will remain in orbit until October 2017, when mission planners will de-orbit the spacecraft for a fatal descent into the Jovian atmosphere.

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.


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.
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 Project is a joint effort of

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