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...


March Star Party - 14 March 2015

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, Pune has organized an overnight Star-party on March 14, 2015. Program will start with sunset on 14th March and will close by sunrise of 15th. Main attractions of this star party will be Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter was in opposition with Sun in February and Saturn will be in opposition with Sun in May. Hence this is good time to observe them through telescope. During the program; one can enjoy unaided eye star gazing; telescopic viewing of Moon, Jupiter, Jupiter’s moon, Saturn, saturn's rings, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae, etc. Program also includes slide shows or short film and astrogames. For more information and registration, please contact Aparna Kinkar: 8308831973 or Sarang Sahastrabuddhe: 9823017311.


Recently @ JVP

An Exhibition on "Optical Observatories - Infinity Focussed with Giant Eye" was held during 19-21 September 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Center, Ghole Road, Pune. The aim of the exhibition was to spread the knowledge regarding the astronomical observatories with large telescopes. The exhibition provided information on basics of telescopes; working of big observatories like Keck telescope, GMT, LBT, etc.; amateur observatories, pre-telescope era observatories like Jantar Mantar, etc. Exhibition consisted of posters, models of some observatories, Jyotirvidya’s telescope setups, multimedia displays, short films, etc.
TMT model


Annual Report for 2013-14


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 70th 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