Amateur contributions to planetary science (including our publications & EPSC abstracts & Juno abstracts, 2020 onwards)

This page continues our publications list from 2020 onwards.  We will endeavour to post PDFs of our own articles; if you find this has not yet been done, feel free to email the Director to ask if one can be provided.  Unfortunately, most publications in professional journals are blocked by paywalls, but good-quality preprint PDFs may be posted on ArXiv or available from the authors.







Abstracts for EPSC, (online, 2021 Sep.):

All presentations were given as 10-minute podcasts, uploaded to the EPSC web site.  The abstracts are 2- or 3-page mini-papers.  All abstracts can be found by going to the EPSC pages and selecting sessions on Outer Planets and on Amateur Contributions.  The abstracts posted below are the submitted versions which have better formatting than PDFs obtained online.   Also posted are PDF copies of the slides presented in the talks.  For some talks in the ‘Amateur contributions’ session, including those given by our professional colleagues, Ricardo Hueso has kindly provided direct links to the individual talks themselves; you will need to log in to Vimeo for these.

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‘Behaviour of Jupiter’s polar polygons over 4 years’  by John Rogers et al.   EPSC2021-57 [in Outer Planets 4 session]:

Abstract: EPSC-2021_JHR-abstract_CPCs_final.pdf      Talk (as PDF): EPSC 2021-talk_JHR_CPCs-v2.pdf

Link to talk on Vimeo:

‘Stationary waves in Jupiter’s Equatorial Zone in 2020’  by John Rogers and Christopher Go.  EPSC2021-95:

Abstract: EPSC-2021_EZ-L3-waves_final-v2.pdf      Talk (as PDF): EPSC 2021-talk_JHR_EZ_CH4_waves.pdf.

Link to talk on vimeo: EPSC2021-95-material-r0

‘The latest developments of Jupiter’s STB May 2020 outbreak (Clyde’s Spot)’  by Clyde Foster et al. EPSC2021-121:

Abstract: EPSC-2021_ClydesSpot_final.pdf      Talk (as PDF): EPSC 2021_Foster_Clyde-spot-Rev3.pdf,

Link to talk on vimeo: EPSC2021-121-material-r0

‘Experimental Observations of Jupiter in the Optical Ammonia Band at 645 nm’ by Steven Hill.  EPSC2021-260:

Abstract: ESPC2021_Steven-Hill_NH3_submitted-V6.pdf    Talk (as PDF): EPSC-2021_Hill_Jup-in-ammonia-band.pdf

Link to talk on vimeo:  EPSC2021-260-material-r0

& professional contributions to this session:

‘Amateur astronomy support to current and future space missions: From the 2010s to the 2030s’  by Ricardo Hueso et al..  EPSC2021-80:

Abstract: EPSC2021-80_Hueso_submitted.pdf    Talk (as PDF): EPSC-2021_Hueso_Amateurs-support-space-missions.pdf

Link to talk on vimeo:  EPSC2021-80-material-r0

‘Juno’s Extended Mission and the Contributing Role of Amateur Observers’  by Glenn Orton, Thomas Momary, Candice Hansen, and Scott Bolton’, EPSC2021-58:

Vimeo: EPSC2021-58-material-r0


Pro-Am collaborations (I): Juno’s Extended Mission at Jupiter

In association with the EPSC 2021, there was also a ‘Splinter Workshop’ organised by Ricardo Hueso and colleagues.  This workshop hosted a series of talks and an open discussion with amateur astronomers and participants in the workshop on the Juno mission and the involvement of both amateur astronomers and citizen scientists in the analysis of JunoCam data.  The whole workshop has been posted as a 2-hour Vimeo.  The order of talks, and the URL, are as follows:

* Introduction – Ricardo Hueso
* Juno Extended mission – Shawn Brueshaber
* New JunoCam Views of Jupiter – Candice Hansen
* HST/OPAL observations of Jupiter – Amy A. Simon
* Jupiter atmosphere from 2016 to 2021 – J. H. Rogers
* Jupiter landscapes from Voyager to Juno – Bjorn Johnson

VIDEO of the whole session:   (1h46min)



The meeting was held in person in Granada, Spain.  Our abstracts (mini-papers with figures) and presentations  are posted below as PDFs.

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‘Jupiter’s high-latitude northern domains: Dynamics from Earth-based and JunoCam imaging.’  EPSC2022-16, by John Rogers et al., accepted in OPS4 session.

Abstract:   EPSC-2022_JHR-abstract-16_N4-N5-N6_&Figs

Full poster:     EPSC-2022_JHR-poster_N3-N6_final

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‘The transformation of Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt in 2021-22.’  EPSC2022-17, by John Rogers et al., accepted in ODAA3 session.

Abstract: EPSC-2022_JHR_NEBS_abstract17_&Figs

Full talk (extended): EPSC-2022_17_Rogers_NEB_talk_long

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‘Jupiter Ammonia Absorption Imaging: Highlights 2020-21‘, by Steven Hill (presented by John Rogers), in ODAA3 session.

Full poster:    Hill Rogers EPSC 2022 Poster V1 (1)

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Workshop:  ‘Amateur observations of outer planets: Juno and James Webb support’

Alongside the main congress, there was a one-hour ‘splinter workshop’ discussing new results on Jupiter from Juno and JWST  (with talks by John Rogers, Arrate Antuñano, Henrik Melin & Glenn Orton).  A complete video of this workshop has been posted by Ricardo Hueso:


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