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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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[ 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.

[ 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.


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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