The final shortlist for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023 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 Royal Observatory astronomer Dr Ed Bloomer and science journalist Melissa Brobby, this year's event will be broadcast online for anyone to join.
Who will be named Astronomy Photographer of the Year? Join us on 14 September to find out.
About Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Now in its 15th year, Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the very best space photography from a global community of photographers.
The competition attracted over 4,000 images this year from 64 different countries across the globe.
The new exhibition will open to the public on 16 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.
Main image: Celestial Equator Above First World War Trench Memorial by Louis Leroux-Gere
Secondary image: Green Snakes by Filip Hrebenda