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
- [ 15 November 2016 ]
Jupiter Observing Season is here
The 2016-17 Jupiter observing season is under way as some observers are starting to detect Jupiter after
the conjunction with the Sun on 26-Sept-2016. While the season has no official beginning, we generally
observe about 4.5 months on either side of the opposition date when the observing conditions are better.
The 2017 Jupiter opposition date is 7-April 2017. Thus, the 2016-17 Jupiter observing season
will run from about 15-Nov-2016 through 15-Aug-2017.
- [ 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
- 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!
- Follow 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
- 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.