- 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
How to take astronomy photographs
Longing to become an astrophotographer but unsure how it's done and what equipment you need? Already taking pictures of the night sky but looking for some tips and advice?
On these pages you’ll find videos from some of the winners of the competition explaining how they got their shot, as well as step-by-step guides from members of our Astronomy Photographer of the Year Flickr group on how to get great results, from getting the right gear through to processing.
Download our schools guide to observing and photographing the night sky
Capturing the transit of Venus
We visited Sam Cornwell on location to understand the story behind his photo Venus Transit, Foxhunter’s Grave, Welsh Highlands, winner of the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer.
Aurora photography provides a great opportunity to escape to a world with just you, your camera and the Universe.
The Moon is a wonderful object to photograph, with constant changes of view throughout the lunar cycle.
Long-exposure photography is the best way to see and capture colour views of our distant neighbourhood.
Sharing the magic of the northern sky
We visited Fredrik Broms on location to understand the story behind his Earth and Space image Green Energy.
Ole: the quest for aurorae
Ole C. Salomonsen describes the experience of capturing his Earth and Space image Divine Presence.
Revealing the changing Sun
We visited Alan Friedman on location to understand the story behind his Our Solar System entry Magnetic Maelstrom.
Damian: far from everyday life
Damian Peach talks about the wonder of his photography subjects - Jupiter with lo and Ganymede.
Nicole: the blue hour
Nicole Sullivan explains her passion for astrophotography which resulted in her Young category entry Starry Night Sky.