Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year

This exhibition runs from Fri, 7th Oct 2016 to Sun, 25th Jun 2017. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

23rd Feb 2017  
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24th Feb 2017  
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25th Feb 2017  
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26th Feb 2017  
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27th Feb 2017  
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28th Feb 2017  
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1st Mar 2017  
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Cost: Free of Charge

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide.

See this year's awesome winning photographs in our free exhibition at the Royal Observatory.
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Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016

Every year we invite astrophotographers from around the world to send us their best images as part of the Royal Observatory’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. In 2016 we had an amazing response, receiving over 4500 entries from 80 countries. These pictures capture all manner of celestial spectacles: moons, stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and some of the great astronomical events of the last year.

We award prizes in eight different themed categories, as well as our Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition for entrants under the age of 16. We also give two special prizes: the Robotic Scope prize and the Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer.
Visit the exhibition to see the 31 prize-winners and explore an interactive exhibit featuring all 140 shortlisted images.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


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Romney Road, London, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

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