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...

Quiz Competition for Students

We are pleased to announce a Quiz Competition for School & College Students. Quiz competition will be purely based on astronomical knowledge (practical astronomy as well as astrophysics). Entries are invited for this competition.

Guidelines for the quiz competition entries:

  • Entries can be submitted for three age groups: (a) Students between 5th to 8th standard (b) Students between 9th to 12th standard (c) Senior College students.
  • Students can participate in team of three. One school/college can send multiple entries.
  • Entry fee: Rs. 100 per team

Important Dates

  • Last date to submit entry: August 5, 2015
  • Primary rounds of quiz will start by: August 10 at Tilak Smarak Mandir
  • Final rounds of quiz: August 21 at Javaharlal Nehru Art Gallery

Click here for Registration form.
Registration along with entry fee would be sent by post to Jyotirvidya Parisanstha’s office at Tilak Smarak Mandir. For more information and registration, please contact Mr. Sarang Sahasrabuddhe (9823017311) or write to: jyotirvidyaparisanstha [at] gmail.com.


Exhibition on: Hubble & Beyond

On the occassion of International Light Year and complition of active 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope, exhibition on “Hubble & Beyond” is organized by Jyotirvidya Parisanstha.

Date & Time: 21-23 August 2015, between 9 am to 8 pm.
Venue: “Jawaharlal Nehru Art Gallery”, Opposite Mahatma Phule Museum, Ghole Road, Pune.

Exhibition will be based on 25 years of Hubble Space Telescope and next generation space and ground based telescopes. Information will be explained with the help of posters and models of different telescopes, audio-visuals, etc. Details of the exhibition will be posted soon.


Recently @ JVP

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.


Click here for more information on Zero Shadow Day.


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