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...


Basic Astronomy Course - 2014


Jyotirvidya Parisanstha is arranging a Basic Astronomy Course every year since 1995. Here is first announcement for this year’s 19th course in this series, which will be held between 27th April to 15th May 2014. Course will consists of around 20 lectures on basic topics in astronomy such as solar system, telescopes, comets, eclipses, radio astronomy, cosmlogy, etc. It will also include one overnight observational session. The detailed schedule of the course will be posted very soon. Course will be held at basement hall of Tilak Smarak Mandir between 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. For more information, contact: Aparna Kinkar: 8308831973. Registration is open at JVP office at Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune.

Annual Report for 2012-13

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