Essential Information

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

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

This year's exhibition is now open at the National Maritime Museum, featuring over 100 photographs on brilliant lightbox displays.

Visit the exhibition until 7 August 2022. 

Now in its 13th year, in 2021 the competition attracted over 4,500 entries from 75 countries across the globe.

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

Now it's your chance to see their astounding work. Visit the exhibition. and see the universe in a brand new light.

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Meet the winner

The winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year 13 has been revealed!

The golden ring of the sun in an annular eclipse

Shuchang Dong has been crowned the overall winner of Astronomy Photographer of the Year for his mesmerising photograph The Golden Ring.

The winning images were revealed in a virtual awards ceremony ahead of the exhibition's launch at the National Maritime Museum.

See the winning images

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


Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Adult: £10
Child: £6.50

Open daily


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

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Adult £10.00
Child £5.00
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