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...

Platinum Jubilee Year!

We are happy and proud to share that Jyotirvidya Parisanstha is entering its 75th year on 22nd August 2018! To celebrate the occasion, we wish to organize a number of activities and events in the upcoming astronomy season.


Season's first overnight public star party on 13th October

The astronomical season is starting now and season's first star party is here.

Event Attractions: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Moon

Also includes: Telescopic viewing of galaxies, nebulae, clusters etc.
Information about Raashis, Nakshatras, Constellations & their mythological stories. Also astrogames, software demo, Q&A etc.

Venue: Abhyankar Farm (7.5 km from Nasrapur phata).
Route: https://goo.gl/maps/opxochHE68L2

Fees incl. of dinner (non-refundable):
₹600/- p.p. for non-members
₹500/- p.p. for members
Transport (optional): ₹300/- EXTRA

- Charges include evening snacks, dinner and 3 teas
- Fees will not be refunded in case of bad weather

Booking can be done only through our Android app (not available on iOS for now)!
App name: JVP (VASP Solutions)

For event info or questions about the JVP app, contact:
Bhumika Rathore-9881440368
Aniruddha Deshpande-9822612737


JVP Android App

We are please to launch our own android app.

App name: JVP
Developer: VASP solutions
Size: 13 MB

All program bookings can be done only through app.


Recently @ JVP

Check here, to see the recent activities of JVP for common public.

Check here newsletter of JVP for March 2018.


Annual Report for 2017-18


The Governing Council of Jyotirvidya Parisanstha (JVP) is very pleased to put forward annual report of 73rd 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 version