Hello! This is the webpage of James O’Donoghue, sometimes I even bother to update this!

I am currently a NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. My work involves Earth-based astronomy of gas giant planets using ground-based observatories.

Specifically, I observe the upper atmospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, and am on my way to combining Jupiter data from the Keck telescope with Juno spacecraft data. Generally speaking, I am interested in aurorae, Saturn’s “ring rain” and the atmosphere above Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, which appears to be rather hot! Take a look at publications and research for some more insights.