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 Course in Practical Astronomy - 2015

Basic Course in Practical Astronomy will be conducted by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha durign 26 April to 17 May 2015. Inauguration will be on 26th April with lecture by Dr. Yogesh Wadadekar (Scientist, NCRA) on "25 years of Hubble Space Telescope". Course will contain lectures on basic topics in astronomy like, Solar System, Phenomena in Astronomy, Observational Instruments like telescopes, astrophotography, Eclipses, Meteor showers, etc. It will also contain one overnight observational session. Registration is open at Parisanstha's office at Tilak Smarak Mandir between 6.00 to 8.00. For more information, please contact Ms. Aparna Kinkar (8308831973) or Mr. Aniruddha Deshpande (9822612737).

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Annual Report for 2014-15


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.

Thank you all for your support.

Annual Report: English Version; Marathi Version