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

 

This is the second announcement for the Basic Astronomy Course organized by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha. The detailed schedule the course will be as follows. Course will be held at basement hall of Tilak Smarak Mandir. For more information, contact: Aparna Kinkar: 8308831973 or Sagar Gokhale (9920414394). Registration is open at JVP office at Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune.

COURSE SCHEDULE

Date Topic Lecturer Timing
27-Apr-14 Inauguration and Lecture on Mega Projects in Astronomy Dr. Ajit Kembhavi, Director, IUCAA 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
28-Apr-14 History of Astronomy Mr. Shekhar Phatak, Former President, JVP 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
29-Apr-14 Time and measurements Mr. V. V. Sovani, Former President, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
01-May-14 Coordinate System and Panchang Mr. V. V. Sovani, Former President, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
02-May-14 Phenomena in Astronomy Mr. Suhas Gurjar, Former President, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
3/4 May 2014 Overnight Observational Session at Pethe Farms   7.00 pm to 5.00 am
04-May-14 Solar System Dr. Sagar Gokhale,  Secretary, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
05-May-14 Astrosat, India's first multiwavelength satellite Dr. Deepankar Bhattacharya, Professor, IUCAA 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
06-May-14 Simple Observations in Astronomy Mr. Sameer Dhurde, Science Popularization Officer, IUCAA 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
08-May-14 Topic – to be finalized Dr. B.C. Joshi, Associate Professor, NCRA, TIFR 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
09-May-14 Astronomical Photography Mr. Shekhar Phatak, Former President, JVP 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
10-May-14 Eclipses, Occultation and transits Mr. Suhas Gurjar, Former President, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
11-May-14 Instruments in Astronomy Mr. Parimal Dave, Executive committee member, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
12-May-14 Topic – to be finalized Dr. Neeruj Mohan Ramanujan, Visiting Scientist, NCRA, TIFR 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
13-May-14 Amateur astronomers’ help in Professional Astronomy Dr. Varun Bhalerao, Post-Doctoral Fellow, IUCAA 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
15-May-14 Comets and Meteors Mr. Sarang Sahastrabuddhe, Member, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
16-May-14 Cosmology Mr. Mujataba Lokhandawala, President, JVP 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
17-May-14 Lecture on ‘The Great Revolutions in Astronomy’ and certificate distribution Dr. Suresh Naik, Former Group Director- ISRO, President - International Space Society 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm


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