2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year Winners Take Us to Another Dimension
For the 10th year, the Royal Observatory Greenwich opened the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Contest to amateur and professional astrophotographers to submit their finest cosmic work. With more than 4,000 entries from 91 countries, weeding out the best of the best was no easy feat for the judges. There was an impressive variety of astronomic photos, from solar eclipses to falling comets, all reminding us of the mystery and beauty of outer space.
American astrophotographer, Brad Goldpaint, took home the top prize with his stellar photo of the Milky Way, alongside a bright, shining moon, placed perfectly above the landscape’s red rock formations. The photo, Transport the Soul, might have been captured in Utah but it definitely transported the judges into another world.
All winners, along with shortlisted photographs, will be on display at the National Maritime Museum until May 5, 2019. Below, be mesmerized by a few of the other winning photographs.
Capturing detailed and vibrant space images is no easy task. It’s an area that is completely out of our control, so it takes precise timing and patience to freeze a perfect moment. The astrophotographers that participated in this contest revealed a tiny portion of the beauty and mystery of our universe so we can all share in the wonder. Check out all the winning photographs and runners up on the winners page.