Welcome to Jyotirvidya Parisanstha
Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (known as JVP to people of Pune) is the oldest association of amateur astronomers in India. On August 22, 1944 eminent citizens of Pune formed JVP,
primarily for the spread of knowledge of astronomy among the public
and also to make their own contribution as far as possible. It was the
first association of its kind and remained so far for a few decades.
Programs by JVP
JVP will be organizing over night star parties out side the city glow of Pune to observe comet ISON. JVP will also be organizing public shows of Comet ISON from Pune city. To know more about the details of these prgram, follow this page. First program is the monthly star party. Details of star party are mentioned below. If you want to organize a lecture on Comet ISON for your group (25 people or more), contact Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande: 9822612737
JVP's eye on comet ISON: See photos of ISON clicked by JVP members
Comet ISON moving towards Virgo
Get information on Comet ISON
NASA ISON observing compain: http://www.isoncampaign.org/
Eyes on ISON Campain, India: http://eyesoncometison.in/
Study Tour to Lonar Meteoritic Crater
Jyotirvidya Parisanstha has organized a study tour to Lonar Meteoritic crater on 21-22 December 2013.
Lonar crater is the only impact crater in the basaltic rock and is world’s third largest impact crater. It is nearly 4 lakh years old and is a unique site with both ecological & geological importance.
Those who wish to participate, please contact Mr. Amit Kadlaskar: 8308331441 or Ms. Aparna Kinkar: 9370273182.
Registration is open at Jyotirvidya’s office at Tilak Smarak Mandir on Sunday between 6 to 8 p.m.
Recently @ JVP
November Star Party
It was this season’s second star party with a great sight of two Comets: most awaited comet ISON and comet Lovejoy. These comets were observed through binoculars, telescopes and photographed too. Star party was a big success with a variety of astrogames, lectures and discussion session. Click here for the report of the star party.
Comet ISON and Comet Lovejoy, clicked by JVP members during November Star Party through 6" refractor telescope.
Orion Nebula clicked by JVP members through 6" refractor telescope during November Star Party:
The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 69th year. Parisanstha progressed significantly in this year and we thank all the members of the Parisanstha who made the programs of Parisanstha a great success. We hope that in the 70th year we will progress further in terms of observational programs and popularization programs.
Thank you all for your support.
Annual Report: English
Annual Report: Marathi