There is much more to astronomy than what can be learned by peering at the skies through an optical telescope! The Radio JOVE project has developed a modest cost radio telescope kit to open the realm of long wavelength radio observations to the general public. The Radio JOVE radio telescope is used to receive low frequency (15-30 MHz) radio emissions from the Sun, the planet Jupiter, the Galaxy, and the Earth. Science can be achieved as the signals are recorded, displayed, analyzed, and archived using Radio JOVE software.
For more background information:
- See our Brochure for a quick overview of the project.
- Read our newsletter, "The Radio JOVE Bulletin". It includes many articles submitted by participating schools and individuals, detailing their Radio JOVE activities.
How to Participate
Here are some of the ways to participate with Radio JOVE:
- If you have not done so already, Register with our Groups.io group - https://groups.io/g/radio-jove and interact with the Radio JOVE project members.
- See a live-streaming spectrograph of Radio JOVE data with sound on YouTube: K4LED LIVE: http://youtube.com/channel/UCtawz3MnMBwjz9ShhSC0ygQ/live
- Order and Build the Radio Telescope Kit — Radio JOVE Kit page
- Make Observations – make your own observations and share with others on the Radio JOVE Groups.io group.
- Contribute to the Data Archive - http://radiojove.net/archive.html
- If you are not ready to build your own radio telescope, download the free Radio-Sky Spectrograph software to view streaming data from other radio observatories: http://www.radiosky.com/specdownload.html (Note that this software can only be run on Windows computers).
After installation, you can use Client Mode in the Radio-Sky Spectrograph software to connect and view real-time data from other Radio JOVE observers.
- Visit the Data Archive - we maintain a web-accessible archive of data submitted by Radio JOVE participants.