Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition 2015

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Open until 7 August 2016 | Daily, 10.00–17.00
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015

See the awesome winning images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition in this free exhibition at the Astronomy Centre, Royal Observatory Greenwich. Opening now extended to Sunday 7 August 2016.

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

The competition is organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

2015 winners

From distant galaxies to our very own Milky Way and neighbouring planets, the entries to the 2015 year competition reflect our enduring fascination with the night sky. Images on display include the winners from the nine main categories, as well as two special prize winners. The overall competition winner, Eclipse Totality over Sassendalen by Luc Jamet (France), is a stunningly serene photograph of the 2015 solar eclipse as seen from Svalbard in Norway.

This is just a supremely beautiful image, which got joint admiration from all of the judges. The colours are perfect and the blend of the isolated snowy landscape frames the surreal majesty of the totally eclipsed Sun perfectly. It's an incredibly peaceful image.
Pete Lawrence, competition judge and world class astrophotographer

Winning images from the 2016 competition will be on display from Saturday 17 September 2016.

You can also see all the 2015 winning entries and find out what the judges and winners had to say about them in our online gallery:

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Hear the fascinating stories behind the winning images: