Essential Information

Type Exhibitions
National Maritime Museum
Date and Times Open daily until 7 August | 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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“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

Cast your vote

Semi circle of the Sun with details of its surface

Who is YOUR Astronomy Photographer of the Year? Vote for your favourite image in the People's Choice Award and have your say in the world's biggest space photography competition. The winner will be revealed in February 2022. 

Vote now

Image of person and a camera on a tripod taking a photo of the solar eclipse

Enter the 2022 competition

10 January - 4 March 2022

Reach for the stars! Astronomy Photographer of the Year 14 is now open! 

Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title and £10,000 prize. 


Behind the lens

Watch the epic story behind Terry Hancock's photograph, California Dreamin NGC 1499.

Never miss a shooting star

Sign up to our space newsletter for exclusive astronomy news, guides and events, and be ready to enter next year's competition

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Rainbow image of the California Nebulae

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • Amazing astrophotography
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Adult £10.00
Child £5.00
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