Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year judges

Our judging panel is made up of esteemed experts from across the fields of astronomy, photography, art and science. Judges serve up to six years on the panel.

The Judges

Mandy Bailey

Astronomy Secretary for the Royal Astronomical Society.

Jon Culshaw

Comedian, impersonator and regular guest on The Sky a Night.

Tom Kerss

Observatory Science Communication Officer at Royal Museums Greenwich

Steve Marsh

Art Editor at the BBC Sky at Night Magazine, which launched in 2005.

Ed Robinson

Award-winning photographer, creative director and visual consultant. Founder of OneRedEye Visual Communications.

Rebecca Roth

Photographer, photo editor and Image Coordinator and Social Media Specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Oana Sandu

Community Coordinator for the European Southern Observatory.

Alan Sparrow

Director of Fleet Street’s Finest and Chair of the UK Picture Editors Guild.

Melanie Vandenbrouck

Curator of Art (post-1800) at Royal Museums Greenwich.


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About the Young competition


Young competition rules

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