Gurudev Observatory

Radio Jove

The Radio Jove project is a hands-on inquiry-based educational project that allows students, teachers and the general public to learn about radio astronomy by building their own radio telescope from an inexpensive kit and/or using remote radio telescopes through the internet. Participants also collaborate with each other through interactions and sharing of data on the network.

Radio Jove in India

Previously, there was no proper  infrastructure in India for students to learn  radio astronomy. Radio Jove solves the problem - it is affordable, achievable and easy to install. The Society of Amateur Radio Astronomer (SARA ) in the USA helped us to have the very first Radio Jove in India by providing us with a grant. We installed the structure and started observtions in 2009. Inspired and motivated by Gurudev Observatory more than 7 universities and astronomical societies in India, including DSVV Observatory, Shantikunj, Haridwar have been provided with NASA's Radio Jove by SARA.

We have used FRP C channel as an antenna pole because they are weather resitant and allow easy maintanance of the cables. We have a set of dual dipole antenna for maximum gain.

Radio Observation

Jupiter emits strong radio storms which can be classified in two types. One is long burst which sounds like ocean waves crashing on sea shore and the second consists of short burst, wjich sounds like making popcorn. The god of eternal energy The Gayatri is our Sun. Our energy source emits very strong burst and during solar maximum it will be the amazing experience to hear the Sun. The Galaxy is also not quiet, it speaks with us very smoothly like the gently blowing of the wind, we can hear her at night.

We have to follow some procedures to hear all of them during Radio Jove observation which we will discuss later on, but it is divine experience to communicate with the sky via Radio Jove.

Useful links

Pictures of the Radio Jove equipment


The Radio Jove receiver


Radio Jove antenna

Radio Jove Results

jupiter observation 1

Emissions from Jupiter

solar observation 1

Emissions from the Sun

solar observation 2

Further emissions from the Sun

Gallery of pictures of the launch of the project and the equipment

Sounds of the Universe


Jupiter long burst emissions:

Jupiter short burst emissions:

the Sun:

the active Sun: