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.