Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the largest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing phenomenal photography of the night sky and the universe taken from a global community of talented astrophotographers.

To celebrate the tenth year of the competition we are opening a new gallery at the National Maritime Museum to display the 2018 winners alongside some of the best images from the last nine years.

We welcome artist Sarah Pickering to the judging panel this year, joining renowned comedian and keen amateur astronomer Jon Culshaw, Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine Chris Bramley, the Royal Observatory’s Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula and a host of experts in the worlds of art and astronomy.

See the 2017 winning photograph

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