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...

April Star Party

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha has organized an overnight Star-party on April 14, 2018 near Nasarapur on Pune-Satara Road, Dist. Pune. Program will start with sunset on 14th April and will close by sunrise of 15th. Main attractions​ of the program are bright Venus, Jupiter and Saturn, Mars, Milky way. The program also consists of unaided eye star gazing; introduction to Rashis and Nakshatras, telescopic viewing of Venus, Mars, Saturn and its rings, star clusters, galaxies & nebulae, etc. Program also includes slide shows or short film and astrogames, etc.

Registration of the program is open through JVP Android App (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vasp.jvpapp) (App name: JVP). For more information, please contact Aparna Kinkar: 8308831973 or Aniruddha Deshpande: 9822612737.

Venue: "Abhyankar Farm" (7.5 km to the NE of Nasrapur phata). Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Do1tqHPDUM72

Fees (incl. dinner):
₹500/- p.p. for non-members
₹450/- p.p. for members
Transport (optional): ₹250/- EXTRA


JVP Android App

We are please 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.

Check here newsletter of JVP for March 2018.


Annual Report for 2016-17


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 73rd 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: English vesion, Marathi version