Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind.
Every year we showcase the best space photography from a global community of astrophotographers.
The competition is open to all. An expert panel of judges will then select the best images from each category and together decide on the winning images.
These winning and shortlisted photos then go on display at the National Maritime Museum in our dedicated photography gallery space.
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Meet the 2020 winner
Photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux won Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 12 with his mindbending photograph Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length. Watch the winner's interview below.
Stars of the show
Astronomy Photographer of the Year has been held every year since 2009. Take a journey back in space and time and explore all the winning images
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