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Astronomy Photographer of the Year


Overall and Earth and Space winner, Aurora over a glacier lagoon. Image: James Woodend Pinterest


The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the fitting setting for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014. This prestigious competition sees some of the most talented photographers from around the world competing to win the highly contested title.

The exhibition showcases some stellar images of the night sky, covering everything from the Solar System to deep space. Previous highlights include pictures of the transit of Venus, comets, nebulae and aurorae.

Open to amateurs and professionals, the striking images have been captured with various techniques using both high-tech and low-key equipment. Entrants to the competition become a part of the Royal Observatory’s scheme to map the night sky, with selected photos being added to the vast catalogue of images.

Venue Details & Map

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Greenwich Park
SE10 9NF
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich* By boat – from most central London piers)* Bus 53 from Oxford Circus stops at park gates. * 15-minute walk through park to Observatory.

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