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Date and Times Thursday 16 September | Live from 6.30pm
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The 2021 winners have been revealed!

See the spectacular winning images from Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021, and find out who has been named the overall winner.

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The final shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 has been revealed – but who will be crowned the winner?

Join us for a glittering night of astrophotography, discover the stories behind this year's images, and find out who will take home the grand prize.

Hosted by impersonator and BBC Sky At Night columnist Jon Culshaw and Royal Observatory astronomer Emily Drabek-Maunder, this year's event will be live for anyone to join online.

Follow the hashtag #APY13 to hear the results as they happen, and watch the whole ceremony live on Facebook and YouTube.

Who will be named Astronomy Photographer of the Year? Join us on 16 September to find out.

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About Astronomy Photographer of the Year

From amazing aurorae to glittering galaxies, discover the world’s greatest space photography at the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

An abstract view of the Sun created using satellite astronomical data
The Tumult of the Sun © Hassan Hatami

Now in its 13th year, Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the very best space photography from a global community of photographers.

The competition attracted over 4,500 entries from 75 countries across the globe. 

The exhibition will open to the public on 18 September at the National Maritime Museum, showcasing over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays. 

Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and showcases some of the best space photography in the world. 

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Main image: Harmony by Stefan Liebermann