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.
Saturn Show: 23 May 2015
Saturn will be at its opposition with Sun on May 23, 2015 and is right now close to earth. Saturn is presently in constellation Libra and its apparent brightness is 0.24 magnitude. Oppositions occur when Saturn is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. At that time, Saturn and Earth will lie nearly in a straight line with respect to the Sun. This happens approximately after every 13 months, and at such a time, we always see Saturn opposite the sun in our sky – rising in the east when the sun is setting in the west. The planet is presently at its closest in this period and one can observe its rings and satellites clearly. On this occasion; Jyotirvidya Parisanstha has made available the facility of observing Saturn through telescopes from Kesariwada on May 23, 2015. The program will be conducted between 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm. Program will be free for all.
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Zero Shadow Day - 14 May 2015
Zero Shadow Day is a day on which for a moment, shadow of exactly verticle straight bject will disappear. This phenomena happens only in tropical region because of Sun's north-south motion. Zero Shadow Day for Pune was celebrated on 14th May 2015 by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha at Tilak Smarak Mandir. Participants also observed Sun spots through telescopes.
The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 71th 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.