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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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[ 18 August 2017 ]
North American Total Solar Eclipse, 2017

Radio Jove is part of a citizen science project in coordination with NASA's Heliospheric Education Consortium (HEC) to study the Sun and Earth's ionosphere. At least 25 groups will be making measurements of the Sun and the galactic background during the solar eclipse. We hope to detect changes in the ionosphere due to the effects of the lunar shadows covering parts of the ionosphere. Follow this site for data and updates after the eclipse.

See Radio JOVE's "Solar Eclipse Citizen Science web page".

[ 11 August 2017 ]
Jupiter Observing Season is History

As of early August, 2017, Jupiter is setting early in the evening skies. With little or no time for the ionosphere to become transparent at 20 MHz, the prime season for observing Jovian radio emissions in 2017 is at an end. Good luck observing the upcoming Solar eclipse!

[ 23 August 2016 ]
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Collecting Data at Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It was placed into a polar orbit to study Jupiter's composition, gravity field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere. See the Juno Mission Pages for the latest information.

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.


Total Solar Eclipse
August 21, 2017!
Rick Fienberg's montage of 2012 total eclipse Radio Jove is asking citizen scientists join us in observing this 2017 solar eclipse with radio telescopes.
Juno Mission at Jupiter!
artist's concept of JunoFollow the status of NASA's new mission to Jupiter is now making 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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