Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year (IAPY) will relocate from its home in the Royal Observatory, London to a new and more spacious location for its 10th anniversary.

Photo Credit: Youlan Wang

Project manager Alysia Calderwood said the special anniversary exhibition will be held in London’s National Maritime Museum on 24 October 2018.

Alongside the 31 winning photographs, a further 69 images will be selected from previous years and displayed at the museum.

Last year’s IAPY 2017 winning photographs will be displayed in the Royal Observatory Greenwich until 22 July 2018. The winning photographs were handpicked from last year’s 3800 entries. Photographers from 91 countries applied.

 

  • Photo Credit: Youlan Wang

 

“I am also very proud to be able to appreciate the work of Chinese photographers here. This event really does give opportunities to everyone who is interested in astrophotography.”- Yi Zeng

 

Physics teacher Colin Partridge, a regular visitor to the IAPY exhibition said: “Even though I’m not an expert in astrophotography, I visit the exhibition myself almost every year and even bring my students here.”

Colin also expressed how the photographs allow us to learn more about the universe and different galaxies such as the Sunflower galaxy which are unable to be seen with the naked eye.

A Chinese tourist Yi Zeng said: “It really is an incredible exhibition. I was amazed by the great works of photography I saw.

“I am also very proud to be able to appreciate the work of Chinese photographers here. This event really does give opportunities to everyone who is interested in astrophotography.”

Photo Credit: Youlan Wang

IAPY is the world’s biggest astrophotography competition, and was set up in 2009 by the Royal Observatory Greenwich in association with Insight Investment and BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

Although there are no Scottish winners from last years competition, photographers still have the chance to take part in next year’s IAPY competition. Applications will open around January 2019.

Keen astronomers can join Scotland’s largest astronomy society in Glasgow which hosts monthly lectures and meetings from September to May each year. They discuss topics such as planetary science, astrophotography and the search for life beyond earth.

To visit the IAPY exhibition, there is a 10% discount for tickets purchased online. Click here for more info:

https://www.rmg.co.uk/plan-your-visit/tickets-prices

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