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Radio JOVE

Main Project Information
Presented By NASA
Goal Observe natural radio emissions from Jupiter, the Sun, and more
Task Use remote radio telescopes through the Internet.
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

NASA's Radio JOVE project enables students and amateur scientists to observe natural radio emissions from Jupiter, the Sun, and our galaxy. Participants learn about radio astronomy first-hand by building their own radio telescope from an inexpensive kit and/or using remote radio telescopes through the Internet. They also collaborate with each other through interactions and sharing of data on the network.

The Radio JOVE project began in 1998. Since then, more than 1,600 teams of students and interested individuals have purchased non-profit radio telescope kits and are learning radio astronomy by building and operating a radio telescope. This self-supporting, non-profit program continues to thrive and inspire new groups of students as well as individuals.

How to Join

The Radio Jove website provides extensive information about the project including an order form to purchase the kit. See

In particular, see the help and how-to page:

Expenses $250
Required Gear

One can participate in the Radio Jove project with just a computer, but there is much more to be learned if the participant builds the radio telescope. Pre-built radio receivers can be purchased as well.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity At home
Class Materials
Project Updated 05/23/2018