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Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (known as JVP to people of Pune, India and to most of the Indian amateur astronomers) is an association of amateur astronomers and a non-profit organization. On August 22, 1944 some eminent citizens of Pune formed JVP, primarily to spread the 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. Right from conception, JVP has been actively working for the propagation of astronomy in purely scientific temperament. JVP is the first Amateur Association to Host the ALL INDIA AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS MEET in 1991 and the first All India Messier Marathon in 2012.

JVP Membership:

Membership of Jyotitirvidya is open for all those who share the common passion of Astronomy. JVP members are from various disciplines and in all age-groups. There are three categories of membership:

Outreach Programs arranged by JVP:

JVP always tries to inform the public about any astronomical event that is predicted. Also JVP tries to keep the public informed about the major activities and the inventions / discoveries in the field of astronomy through all types of media. Some of JVP members do write regularly in the local newspapers regarding the planetary positions and astronomical events like occultations, space probes, current events in astronomy etc.

Programs on demand:

JVP organizes programs for groups on invitation. These programs include lectures, sky shows, star party (4 hour party or over night parties). Schools, Colleges, Corporate companies, various clubs invite JVP to conduct a program like star party for their group of people. These are specially conducted programs as per the age group and background of the group.

Programs for members:

Facilities available at JVP:

Get in touch

JVP office at Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune is open on every Sunday evening. You can become member over there, take part in the discussions. You can contact us on: info [at] jvp [dot] org [dot] in. You can subscribe to our mailing list by entering your email ID on a google group box on the home page. You can join our social networking group on Facebook.

Volunteer Workforce:

All the programs of JVP are organized by our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers. All the members of JVP work for the organization as their hobby. The events are coordinated by executive committee and core committee of volunteers and all member volunteers do your best to make these programs a great success. This is the secret of the successful 70 years of the organization.