Astronomy Photographer of the Year showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mind-blowing images of distant planets and galaxies.

Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title.

This year's competition is now closed.

Keep an eye on our social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear who has been shortlisted. Winners will be announced at the online Awards Ceremony in September.

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About the competition

The perfect shot

Hear from past entrants about what it takes to win Astronomy Photographer of the Year, and find out more about how they capture their remarkable shots. Tap the arrows to watch all the interviews.

An image for 'The perfect shot'
Deepal Ratnayaka
Dario Giannobile
Terry Hancock
Julie F Hill
Daniel Koszela
Nicolas Lefaudeax
Rainbow image of the California Nebulae

Visit this year's exhibition

See the spectacular winning images from Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 at the National Maritime Museum

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