Our judging panel is made up of esteemed experts from across the fields of astronomy, photography, art and science.
Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, which launched in 2005.
Comedian, impersonator and regular guest on The Sky at Night.
Astronomer, journalist and astrophotographer.
Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
World-class astrophotographer, presenter on the BBC’s The Sky at Night programme and writer for BBC Sky at Night Magazine.
Co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night programme and a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford.
Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications.
Photographer, photo editor and Image Coordinator and Social Media Specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
Community Coordinator for the European Southern Observatory.
Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich.
Visit the exhibition
The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an annual global search for the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by amateur and professional astrophotographers. You can see the 2016 awesome winning images in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory until 23 July 2017. The winners of the 2017 competition will be announced at the prize ceremony at the exhibition opening in September 2017.