Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year judges

Our judging panel is made up of esteemed experts from across the fields of astronomy, photography, art and science.  

The Judges

Chris Bramley

Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, which launched in 2005.

Jon Culshaw

Comedian, impersonator and regular guest on The Sky at Night.

Will Gater

Astronomer, journalist and astrophotographer.  

Marek Kukula

Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

Pete Lawrence

World-class astrophotographer, presenter on the BBC’s The Sky at Night programme and writer for BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

Chris Lintott

Co-presenter of the BBC’s The Sky at Night programme and a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford.

Ed Robinson

Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications.

Rebecca Roth

Photographer, photo editor and Image Coordinator and Social Media Specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Oana Sandu

Community Coordinator for the European Southern Observatory.

Melanie Vandenbrouck

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 25 June 2017. The winners of the 2017 competition will be announced at the prize ceremony at the exhibition opening in September 2017. 

Visit the exhibition

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About the Adult competition

Adult competition rules

About the Categories and Special Prizes

About the Young competition

Young competition rules

About the prizes

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