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.   more...

Platinum Jubilee Year!

We are happy and proud to share that Jyotirvidya Parisanstha is entering its 75th year on 22nd August 2018! To celebrate the occasion, we wish to organize a number of activities and events in the upcoming astronomy season.


Proud moment for JVP!

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha has recieved the prestigious Dr. R G Bhandarkar award by Pune Prarthana Samaj. This is awarded each year for exceptional work in nature conservation, preservation of environment, and spreading message of science in the society. The award is in the form of Rs 25000/- and a memento.

The mementoThe certificate

All set for the "Grand finale '18"

JVP will be hosting two overnight star parties this december .

Our monthly star party will be on 8th December.

Event Attractions: Mars, Saturn, Moon, Venus

Also includes: Telescopic viewing of galaxies, nebulae, clusters etc.
Information about Raashis, Nakshatras, Constellations & their mythological stories. Also astrogames, software demo, Q&A etc.

We will be concluding 2018 with 'heavenly fireworks' by organising another star party on 14th December on the occassion of 'Geminid Metoer Shower'.(Venue and registration details for both the star parties will be same.)

Also includes: Telescopic viewing of galaxies, nebulae, clusters,planets and moon .
Information about Raashis, Nakshatras, Constellations & their mythological stories. Also astrogames, software demo, Q&A etc.

Venue: Abhyankar Farm (7.5 km from Nasrapur phata).
Route: https://goo.gl/maps/opxochHE68L2

Fees incl. of dinner (non-refundable):
₹600/- p.p. for non-members
₹500/- p.p. for members
Transport (optional): ₹300/- EXTRA

- Charges include evening snacks, dinner and 3 teas
- Fees will not be refunded in case of bad weather

Booking can be done only through our Android app (not available on iOS for now)!
App name: JVP (VASP Solutions)

For event info or questions about the JVP app, contact:

  • Bhumika Rathore-9881440368
  • Aniruddha Deshpande-9822612737


Last month to 'flare' up:-

December '18 is going to be the last month to witness one of the most beautiful events in the night sky- 'Iridium Flare' . The old iridium satellites are being deorbited hence we won't be able to see their magnificient flares anymore. JVP has organised a public event at it's observatory at Kesariwada to witness one of the brightest flare of this month of -5.2 magnitude .

Venue:- JVP's observatory, Kesariwada new building (अ) terrace

Time :- 18:45 to 19:15 ( 6.45 PM to 7:15 PM IST)

The event is free and open to all. No registrations required.

For queries contact:-

  • Sarang Vandana - 9823017311
  • Atharva Pathak - 9921108282
  • Prayag Gore - 7588275962


JVP Android App

We are please to launch our own android app.

App name: JVP
Developer: VASP solutions
Size: 13 MB

All program bookings can be done only through app.


Recently @ JVP

Check here, to see the recent activities of JVP for common public.

Check here newsletter of JVP for March 2018.


Annual Report for 2017-18


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 73rd 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.

Thank you all for your support.

Annual Report: Marathi version