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.
Occultation of Venus by Moon: February 26, 2014
The Moon will occult Venus on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. The Venus will go behind Moon at 11:04am IST and will reappear at 12:22pm IST. The event will not be visible by nacked eye, but can be observed by binoculars or telescope.
You can see this event Live at ~ 10.30 am IST on http://www.livestream.com/scipop in collaboration with IUCAA (sky conditions permitting).
March Star Party: 1st March 2014
March star party is scheduled on March 1, 2014 at Karandi Village, near Nasarapur, Pune-Satara road. Program will start with the sunset of 1st and will end by sunrise of 2nd. Program will consisst of naked eye star gazing; along with telescopic viewing of Moon, Jupiter, Jupiter’s moon, Saturn; star clusters, galaxies and nebulae, etc. Program also include slide shows or short film and astrogames. For more information and registration, please contact Akanksha Devkar: 9960911462 or Aparna Kinkar: 9370273182.
Recently @ JVP
Public Lecture on "Universe and Us"
The new year started with a public lecture on “The Universe and Us” by Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell. This lecture was organized by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha and sponsored by National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, TIFR, Pune.
Venue: Main Auditorium, College of Engineering Pune (COEP)
Date and time: Saturday, January 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM.
Around 750 people attended this exciting lecture.
About the speaker: Dame Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell is Fellow of Royal Society and is well known for the discovery of the first radio pulsar in 1967 along-with her supervisor, Prof A. Hewish, and collaborators. She has 45 years of experience in teaching astronomy. She was President of the Royal Astronomical Society from 2002 to 2004 and President of the Institute of Institute of Physics from 2008 to 2010.
December Star Party
It was this season’s third star party. Star party was a big success with a variety of astrogames, lectures and discussion session. Click here for the report of the star party.
Comet ISON and Comet Lovejoy, clicked by JVP members during November Star Party through 6" refractor telescope.
Orion Nebula clicked by JVP members through 6" refractor telescope during November Star Party:
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