Out Of This World Photography Lands In Greenwich

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 18 months ago
Out Of This World Photography Lands In Greenwich
Hustle and Peaceful © Prisca Law

The shortlisted photos for this year's Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards have been revealed, and they're an impressive bunch.

Super Moon © Giorgia Hofer

Shortlisted images include the 'Super Moon' behind the Dolomites in Italy, the Northern Lights above the harbour in Trømso, Norway, and a shooting star in the sky over Portland, Dorset — with Venus in shot as an added bonus.

Ignite the Lights © Nicolas Alexander Otto

You won't have to go far to view these images though — they're going on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich from 16 September, two days after the winners are announced.

Beautiful Tromso © Derek Burdeny

This is the ninth year of the competition, and we've always been impressed by standard of photography in the exhibition in the past.

Eastern Prominence © Paul Andrew

This year there were 3,800 entries from amateur and professional photographers from 91 different countries across the globe, including the first time images of Uranus and asteroids have been submitted.

A Battle We Are Losing © Haitong Yu
A Brief Rotation of Mount Olympus © Avani Soares
An Icy Moonscape © Kris Williams
Aurora over Svea © Agurtxane Concellon
Auroral Crown © Yulia Zhulikova
Crescent Moon over the Needles © Ainsley Bennett

Last Updated 27 July 2017