- What's on guide
- Gallery listing
- Nelson, Navy, Nation
- The Great Map
- Contemporary Arts at Royal Museums Greenwich
- Nelson's Ship in a Bottle
- Traders: the East India Company & Asia
- Voyagers: Britons and the sea
- Arctic Convoys
- Compass Lounge
- Astronomy Photographer of the Year
- The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire
- Future exhibitions
- Past exhibitions
- Planetarium shows
Now in its fourth year, 2012 was another exceptional year for the competition with over 800 entries from astronomers and astrophotographers from around the world, with almost double the number of entrants to the Young category. As a centre for science education and communication, the team at the Royal Observatory are keen to encourage an interest in astronomy at a young age to embed a life-long interest in the subject.
With the help of our friends at Sky at Night Magazine and the photo-sharing website Flickr, we asked you to submit photographs in the categories of ‘Earth and Space’, ‘Our Solar System’, ‘Deep Space’ and ‘Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year’. The prizes for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘People and Space’ and ‘Robotic Scope’ featured again this year. After much deliberation, our judges selected the prize-winners which you can see here. Congratulations to all of them.
Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year
The Royal Observatory has partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.
We also have a selection of specially commissioned merchandise featuring some of the winning images.
Astronomy Photographer of the Year app
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 1.0 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: £0.69 Download from iTunes
Developer: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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