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.
Quiz Competition for Students
We are pleased to announce a Quiz Competition for School & College Students. Quiz competition will be purely based on astronomical knowledge (practical astronomy as well as astrophysics). Entries are invited for this competition.
Guidelines for the quiz competition entries:
Entries can be submitted for three age groups: (a) Students upto std 10 (b) Students above std 10 (that is Jr. college and Sr. college)
Students can participate in team of three. One school/college can send multiple entries.
Entry fee: Rs. 100 per team
Last date to submit entry: August 5, 2015
Primary rounds of quiz will start by: August 10 at Tilak Smarak Mandir
Final rounds of quiz: August 21 at Javaharlal Nehru Art Gallery
Click here for Registration form.
Registration along with entry fee would be sent by post to Jyotirvidya Parisanstha’s office at Tilak Smarak Mandir. For more information and registration, please contact Mr. Sarang Sahasrabuddhe (9823017311) or write to: jyotirvidyaparisanstha [at] gmail.com.
Exhibition on: Hubble & Beyond
On the occassion of International Light Year and complition of active 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope, exhibition on “Hubble & Beyond” is organized by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha.
Date & Time: 21-23 August 2015, between 9 am to 8 pm.
Venue: “Jawaharlal Nehru Art Gallery”, Opposite Mahatma Phule Museum, Ghole Road, Pune.
Exhibition will be based on 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope and next generation space and ground based telescopes. Information will be explained with the help of posters and models of different telescopes, audio-visuals, etc. Details of the exhibition will be posted soon.
Recently @ JVP
Zero Shadow Day - 14 May 2015
Zero Shadow Day is a day on which for a moment, shadow of exactly verticle straight bject will disappear. This phenomena happens only in tropical region because of Sun's north-south motion. Zero Shadow Day for Pune was celebrated on 14th May 2015 by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha at Tilak Smarak Mandir. Participants also observed Sun spots through telescopes.
The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 71th 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.