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...


Exhibition on "Optical Observatories - Infinity Focussed with Giant Eye"

Date and Time: 19-21 September 2014; 9am to 8.30 pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Opposite Mahatma Phule Museum, Ghole road, Pune

The objective of the exhibition is to spread the knowledge regarding the astronomical observatories with large telescopes. In 1609, Galileo Galilei used telescope for astronomical purpose for the first time and since then the telescope observatories are becoming bigger and more advance. The exhibition will provide information on basics of telescopes; working of big observatories like Keck telescope, GMT, LBT, etc.; amateur observatories, pre-telescope era observatories like Jantar Mantar, etc. Exhibition will consists of posters, models of some observatories, Jyotirvidya’s telescope setups, multimedia displays, short films, etc.

Exhibition poster


Annual Report for 2013-14


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 70th 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: Marathi