Closure of Great Equatorial Dome and Time for Navy Gallery

The Great Equatorial Dome and some galleries will be closed between 11:30am and 3.45pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until 24 August for daytime observation. Join the fun and see Venus in the daytime sky

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

See this year's awesome winning photographs in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory. 

‘Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars’

The Guardian

‘Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars’

The Guardian

‘Incredible images of the night sky’

The Telegraph

‘Incredible images of the night sky’

The Telegraph

Essential information

Event Type: 
Opening times: 
Open every day until 23 July 2017 | 10.00-17.00
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Astronomy galleries

Hear about the winning image

Our judges discuss the winner - Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

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Find your way

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat