Hi friends, my name is Jupiter Joe. I am a lover of knowledge; I love to learn new things and best of all once I learn about something, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. Since I was a child I have always wanted to explore space, learn about the solar system and daydream about the stars.
I want to be able to bring that love of space to my fellow New Yorker’s, specifically my fellow Bronxite's. It’s sad that in such a populated borough there are not many independent science related activities for our children to participate in.
That said, the goal of Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy is to help cultivate an interest in learning, an aptitude for questioning and a chance to witness the awe of our great universe. My hope is that for every person that leaves the eyepiece of the telescope having seen the rings of Saturn, the great red spot of Jupiter, or the crater filled surface of our moon, asks themselves one question... "What else is out there?" It's that question that can spark a lifetime of knowledge and inspire career goals.
We hope that you can come out and experience a stargazing event and learn to love the solar system along with your family.
Meet the Team!
Owner/Educator: Jupiter Joe is the driving force behind Jupiter Joe's Sidewalk Astronomy! From lectures, workshops and classes to observing sessions and astro-party planning too, let Jupiter Joe be your guide to the cosmos from under the city lights!
Amateur Astronomer: Jovian Jade is our youngest astronomer! Let her guide you to the nearest nebula or planetary body. She is very knowledgeable and can answer a lot of questions with ease!
Etymologist: Andromeda Alana is our celestial storyteller. She will explain to you the origins of the names our celestial bodies hold and then sling you a tale of the mythology that joins it.
Educational Robotic Platform: T.E.A.CH.U.R. is the JJSA Rover and represents The Terrestrial Education of Astronomy for CHildren in Urban Regions platform which is a group of educational tools designed to engage children and adults alike, teaching them all they can about space exploration.