Astronomy Photographer of the Year: Collection 5

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This glorious collection of photographs includes 140 shortlisted images from the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition.

2016 is the eighth year of Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year, the competition that showcases the best celestial images taken from Planet Earth. The competition is organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich with generous sponsorship from Insight Investment, and is run in association with BBC Sky at Night Magazine.

This year’s competition has attracted the highest number of entries since it began. Over 4,500 awe-inspiring images have been submitted from 80 countries around the world and for the first time ever entries from Antarctica were received.
With foreword from fine-art photographer, Wolfgang Tillmans.

‘Astrophotography is a language and fascination that unites people across cultures and all ages. In today’s divided world, maybe astronomy can still help bring us together.’ – Wolfgang Tillmans.


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