Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 – winners announced

The Royal Observatory Greenwich is proud to present the winning images of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014. Now open, our annual free exhibition showcases these incredible images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space.

Solar features, eclipses, aurorae, nebulae, star trails and more can be found in the images on display. Winning entries have come from all around the world in another record-breaking year, with more images entered than ever before. And for the first time we even received a photograph taken from the edge of space!

What's your favourite photo?

Inspired by this year’s entries?

Get ready for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015. It's open to everyone – you really don’t need to be an expert or own fancy equipment to take a brilliant astrophoto. There are great prizes to be won including the chance to have your photo on display at the Royal Observatory. Look out for competition entry details here in the New Year.

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Star trails over Squeaky Beach by Steph Hall

Step-by-step guides on how to achieve the best results, from getting the right gear through to processing.

You can also download our schools guide to observing and photographing the night sky.

Star trails image by Steph Hall

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Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year book coverThe Royal Observatory has again partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. 

Order yours now from our shop. Save £10 when bought with Collection 1 (2012) or Collection 2 (2013) - simply add both to your basket. Royal Museums Greenwich Members receive 10% off items in all our shops.

We also have a selection of specially commissioned merchandise featuring some of the winning images.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year app

Astronomy Photographer appAstronomy Photographer of the Year 2.0 for iPhone and iPad is the perfect app for astronomy and photography enthusiasts, allowing users to explore 90 breath-taking images of space. The app allows you to browse photographs, read comments from photographers and experts, bookmark your favourite image, play a slideshow of selected images and share any entry on Facebook, via Twitter or by email.

Price: £1.99 Download from iTunes
Developer: HarperCollins Publishers Limited