Welcome to Jyotirvidya Parisanstha

Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (known as JVP to people of Pune) is an 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 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. Right from conception, JVP has been actively working on the propagation of astronomy in purely scientific temperament

Lonar Crater Study Tour

Lonar crater lake is a saltwater lake at Lonar in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India, which was created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene Epoch. This impact crater is the only hypervelocity meteoritic impact crater on basalt rock. A lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation, is both saline and alkaline in nature. Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers have reported several studies on the various aspects of this crater and its lake ecosystem. Lonar Lake has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometres and is about 137 metres below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometres in diameter. The circular depression bears a saline water lake in its central portion. The crater's age is usually estimated to be 52,000 years (Pleistocene).

JVP is arranging study tour to Lonar under guidance of Mr. P. K. Ghanekar on Nov 4 to Nov 6,2011

For Booking and more information Call Amit Kadlaskar 830 833 1441

For more information Call Deepak 9595747217 or Aniruddha 9822612737