Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015

                  Sponsored by
Insight Investment - a BNY Mellon Company

The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the most beautiful and spectacular visions of the cosmos by astrophotographers worldwide. In 2015 the competition launched for its seventh year with new categories and more prizes up for grabs. The winning images are showcased at the Royal Observatory Greenwich in an exhibition opening 18 September.

We are pleased to announce that we are now proudly sponsored by Insight Investment, a BNY Mellon Company.

2015 shortlisted images selected

Searing hot loops of plasma radiate from the edge of the Sun, star trails illuminate the night sky over a campfire-lit Green Lake in the Hoover Wilderness of California, Comet Lovejoy sails through the solar system in a green haze leaving cometary dust in its wake. Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 has received more outstanding pictures than ever before.

With over 2700 spectacular entries from over 60 countries, it's been the toughest year yet for our judges. The shortlist has been selected and winners will be announced on 17 September. See a selection from the shortlist.

Winners' stories


Go behind the scenes with our 2014 winners and find out what led to the photos that wowed our judges.

Our new categories

Our categories have been refreshed to give entrants the best chance of recognition for their chosen subject. There are now more opportunities to gain recognition across new categories including: Aurorae, Skyscapes sponsored by Insight Investment, People and Space, Our Sun, Our Moon, and Galaxies.

Find out more and see the full list

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