Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Insight Investment 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.

See the 2018 shortlisted images

See our shortlist photo gallery and hear the astrophotographers' stories in their own words

Winners from the 2018 competition will be announced on 23 October. Be the first to find out who won by signing up to our newsletter, just let us know you're interested in 'space and astronomy'.

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To celebrate the competition's tenth year, we are opening a new gallery at the National Maritime Museum to display the winners alongside some of the best images from the last nine years, opening 24 October.

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 and a host of experts in the worlds of art and astronomy.

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