Stereophonic Jupiter

Using two amateur radio-astronomy receivers separated by 300km's to make a stereo recording of jupiter's noise.

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The project will attempt to time stamp with near atomic time precision two recordings of Jupiter noise separated by 300 km's on the earth surface and create from them a stereophonic recording of the planet's radio activity. We will then see if the human brain can discriminate spatially different sounds from Jupiter's ionosphere. We will be looking to see if blind listeners can note features not obvious to the common listener.

Each system will consist of:

  1. Raspberry Pi with a GPS disciplined clock
  2. A USB sound card
  3. A radio receiver attuned and adapted to receive the band of frequencies of Jupiter's magnetosphere
  4. An antenna


September 2010 - Everyday Practical Electronics Magazine article on the construction of a Jupiter Radiotelescope.

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  • Choosing a Jupiter Radiotelescope

    Andre Esteves07/09/2016 at 01:02 0 comments

    There are several Jupiter radiotelescope plans available on the web. American ones usually end up using american components which are more difficult to source in Europe, but, I have come across a version of NASA's public outreach Jupiter radiotelescope, the JOVE project, in September's 2010 Everyday Practical Electronics Magazine and its design has been made simpler and with European components - (Australian ones too... let's see how that goes).

    You can find an extract of that magazine, with the related article, on this project files section. link:

    For our american readers, i'll leave the webpage address of Nasa's outreach decametric radiotelescope project:

    I'll be sourcing components and posting them on the project's BOM.

  • European Maker Week

    Andre Esteves07/08/2016 at 23:29 0 comments

    We went to the European Maker Week at Hack'Aveiro -

  • Development Hardware Stack

    Andre Esteves07/08/2016 at 23:21 0 comments

    Of the things needed to make this project work, most can be acquired from vendors. The radio receivers will have to be hand made. While they are being built i decided to substitute them with a common radio shortwave receiver, so that software can be developed, systems integrated and bugs knocked off.

    You can have a look at what this development hardware stack looks like:

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