2011 winners

This was the third year of the Royal Observatory’s competition to uncover your best photographs of stars, planets, galaxies and more. We received nearly 800 entries from astronomers around the world – that’s nearly double the number we received in 2010!

With the help of our friends at Sky at Night Magazine and the photo-sharing website Flickr, we asked you to submit photographs in the categories of ‘Earth and Space’, ‘Our Solar System’, ‘Deep Space’ and ‘Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year’. The two prizes for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘People and Space’ feature again this year and we also introduced a new prize for photographs taken with a ‘Robotic Scope’. After much deliberation, our judges selected the 24 prize-winners which you can see here. Congratulations to all of them.

Earth and Space | Our Solar System | Deep Space | Young astronomy photographer | Special prizes

Earth and Space

Galactic Paradise, Tunç Tezel (Turkey)

Category winner: Galactic Paradise, Tunç Tezel (Turkey)

Our Solar System

Jupiter with lo and Ganymede - September 2010, Damian Peach (UK)

Category winner: Jupiter with lo and Ganymede - September 2010, Damian Peach (UK)

Young astronomy photographer

Lunar Eclipse & Occultation, Jathin Premjith (India)

Category winner: Lunar Eclipse and Occultation, Jathin Premjith (India)

Best newcomer

Zodiacal Light on the Farm, Harley Grady (USA)

Winner: Zodiacal Light on the Farm, Harley Grady (USA)

Deep Space

Vela Supernova Remnant, Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

Category winner: Vela Supernova Remnant, Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

People and Space

Stargazing, Jeffrey Sullivan (USA)

Winner: Stargazing, Jeffrey Sullivan (USA)

Robotic Scope

Shell Galaxies (NGC474 and NGC467), Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

Winner: Shell Galaxies (NGC474 and NGC467), Marco Lorenzi (Italy)

Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Astronomy Photographer of the Year book coverThe Royal Observatory has again partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2014 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. 

Order yours now from our shop. Save £10 when bought with Collection 1 (2012) or Collection 2 (2013) - simply add both to your basket. Royal Museums Greenwich Members receive 10% off items in all our shops.

We also have a selection of specially commissioned merchandise featuring some of the winning images.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich would like to thank:

Media partner:

Sky at Night magazine logo

Powered by:

Flickr logo