NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Radio JOVE Banner

Three Columns

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

+ Learn More


[ 13 June 2017 ]
Jupiter Observing well past mid-point

The King of Planets, Jupter, was at opposition on April 7, 2017. This means that the current observing season is mostly behind us now. The 2016-17 Jupiter observing season is expected to end sometime in mid-August of this year.

[ 23 August 2016 ]
Get Ready for the Great American Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the Sun will make a path across the continental U.S. With less than a year to go, it is time to prepare for your experience of this event. We are asking Radio JOVE observers in North America and beyond to make radio observations before, during, and after this eclipse.

Read Thieman and Higgins' bulletin article "Radio Jove Participation in the Great American Eclipse of 2017".

[ 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

NASA Logo -