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.
“Every year, I leave this exhibition feeling insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe”
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️Londonist
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.
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.
Cast your vote
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.
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.
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Choose your tickets
Become a Member
- Unlimited entry all year
- Royal Observatory
- Cutty Sark
- Planetarium Shows
- Special exhibitions
|Individual: £50||Individual: £60|
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