Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

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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 from 17 September. 

Follow the Awards Ceremony live on the evening of 15 September with @ROGAstronomers #astrophoto2016 and be the first to see the incredible winning photos. 

‘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: 
From 17 September | 10.00-17.00
Location: 
Royal Observatory, Planetarium & Astronomy Centre, Astronomy galleries

Preview the 2016 competition shortlist

Shortlist selected - Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Member events
Join us for an exclusive private view of the winning images from this year’s competition.
Times:
16 September | 3.00–4.30, 6.00–7.30 pm
Location:
Royal Observatory
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The Royal Observatory Greenwich is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat