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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

[ 13 November 2019 ]
2019 Jupiter Observing Season Wraps Up

By early November, the angular separation between Jupiter and the Sun closed significantly, making radio observations of the Jovian emissions less likely to succeed. The best chances to catch the planet's radio emissions is shortly after sunset. Please share any observing reports with other RJers.

[ 22 July 2019 ]
Modifying the RJ1.1 Antenna for Jupiter at Low Declinations

Reminder: Jupiter is currently at about -22 degrees declination. Observers in the northern hemisphere should consider adapting the standard dual dipole antenna configuration to lower the main lobe of the antenna beam to the south. See Richard Flagg's earlier newsletter article about adjusting the dual dipole.

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 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.

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