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.
“Every year, I leave this exhibition feeling insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe”
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The winning image
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.
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Plan your visit
All visitors must have a ticket to enter the exhibition, even if you're a Member. Book online in advance to avoid disappointment
Pre-booked tickets ensure that visits are spread out throughout the day, and that the gallery doesn't exceed capacity. There is no limit to the time you can spend once inside.
As restrictions in England ease, we want to ensure that all our visitors, staff and volunteers still feel safe and comfortable when exploring our sites.
Many of our COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place, including enhanced cleaning, safe distancing and ticketed entry. We highly recommend wearing a face covering at all indoor venues and enclosed spaces.
We hope you will support us in these measures.
The National Maritime Museum is also currently home to Exposure: Lives at Sea, a new photography exhibition exploring what life is really like for those who work at sea today.
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