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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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[ 28 June 2018 ]
Jupiter Season Update

Currently (June 2018) Jupiter continues moving closer to the Sun in the evening sky. It will reach conjunction (when Jupiter is behind the sun) on Nov 25, 2018. Although listening conditions will probably begin to deteriorate in August due to the opacity of the earth’s ionosphere after sunset, observations into the early fall months may still be fruitful. Terrestrial lightning storms during the summer months may limit observations. Remember – disconnect your antenna if lightning is nearby.

The next Jupiter observing season will begin in early February 2019.

[ 20 March 2018 ]
Report of January 6th Io-C storm

On January 6th there was an Io-C storm with LCP L-burst emissions from 15 MHz to 22 MHz S-burst emissions also appear in the lower frequencies. Calibrated Radio Jove receiver/dipole pair measured a peak emission of 471 kK equivalent antenna temperature at 1027 UT.

View Jim Brown's report of his observations of that storm.

[ 16 November 2017 ]
Jupiter Season 2017–2018

Jupiter will appear far enough from the Sun in the morning sky for RJ observers to capture its radio emissions starting in mid-December 2017. It will reach opposition (the point where it is on the direct opposite side of the Earth from the Sun) on May 9, 2018.

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.


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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