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Type Exhibitions
Date and Times Open daily
Prices Adults £10 | Concessions £6.50 | Children £5
National Maritime Museum

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual exhibition showcasing the world's greatest space photography. 

The exhibition is now open at the National Maritime Museum, showcasing over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.

Now in its 12th year, in 2020 the competition attracted over 5,000 entries from six different continents. 

Photographers from around the globe competed to be part of the exhibition and take home the prestigious title.

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“Every year, I leave this exhibition feeling insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe”

Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy - a dark black sky sprinkled with stars

The winning image

Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length by Nicolas Lefaudeux

French photographer Nicolas Lefaudeux has been named Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2020 with this extraordinary "illusory" image of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Comedian Jon Culshaw, a regular guest on The Sky at Night and one of the competition's judges, said that the image "captured the imagination of many of the judges right from the start."

"It's toying with our perceptions here," Culshaw said, "and it really deserves its overall winning status."

See the moment the winner was announced, and find out more about all the winning entries in this year's competition, in our live awards ceremony broadcast.

Watch the ceremony as it happened

Andromeda Galaxy at Arm's Length

Watch the story behind the overall winning image by Nicolas Lefaudeux.

Dark River (detail)

Watch the story behind the winner of the Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation by Julie F Hill.

Moon Base

Watch the story behind the Highly Commended photograph in the Our Moon category by Daniel Koszela.

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Tickets and Opening

Adult: £10
Child: £6.50

Open daily


  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

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Sharafkhane Port and Lake Urmia © Masoud Ghadiri | Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019

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