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.


Overnight Public Star Party on 4th May 2019


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

Event Attractions: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Moon

Also includes: Telescopic viewing of galaxies, nebulae, clusters etc.
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

Name - Jyotirvidya Parisanstha
A/c No. - 16772191011479
Bank - Oriental Bank of Commerce
Branch - Baner, Pune
IFSC - ORBC0101677

- Charges include hi-tea and dinner
- Fees will not be refunded in case of bad weather

For event info or questions about the JVP app, contact:
Aparna Kinkar-8308831973
Aniruddha Deshpande-9822612737



Basic Course In Practical Astronomy

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha has been regularly conducting “Basic Astronomy Course” and lectures of professional astronomers for Basic Astronomy Course. The objective of the Basic Astronomy Course is to create a platform of basic scientific knowledge in astronomy among interested lay persons, so that they can become amateur/ professional astronomers and take their interests forwards.

This year, we are organizing course during 28 April to 25th May 2019. The details are as follows
Dates: 28th April to 27th May 2019
Timing of lecture: 7.00 to 9.00 pm

Topics: history of astronomy, Solar system. instruments and equipment, eclipses; cosmology; gravitational wave detection, space science, radio astronomy, astrobiology, observatories in India, projects for amateur astronomers, meteor showers etc.
Venue for lectures - Bharat Scout Lecture Hall, Sadashiv Peth

Observational sessions:
An overnight observation session (introduction to night sky, training on telescope setup and operation etc.) at Abhyankar Farm near Nasrapur
A demo and introduction to our Kesariwada Observatory

Lecturers are from Jyotirvidya Parisanstha, IUCAA, NCRA. Minimum age 8th standard passed, no upper age limit. Detailed schedule will be announced soon.

₹ 3700/- p.p. for non-members
₹ 3500/- p.p. for JVP members

For more information, please contact:
Milind Joshi - 9850036651
Dr Sagar Gokhale - 9920514394

To confirm your participation, you can transfer the fees to JVP account and then register through JVP android app.

Name - Jyotirvidya Parisanstha
A/c No. - 16772191011479
Bank - Oriental Bank of Commerce
Branch - Baner, Pune
IFSC - ORBC0101677


JVP Android App on Google Play Store

We are pleased 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.