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.
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!
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.
“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.
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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