The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards

Galaxies Winner and Overall Winner – Andromeda Galaxy at Arm’s Length
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Nicolas Lefaudeux

Let’s see the spectacular winning images from the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition! Images were submitted for one of 9 categories—including Galaxies, Aurorae, Our Moon, People and Space, and Young Photographer of the Year, among others—and a total of 11 images were honored. There are 9 category winners, one overall winner selected from the categories, and two special prices for “best newcomer” and “imaging innovation.”

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Skyscapes Winner – Painting the Sky
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Thomas Kast

Our Sun Winner – Liquid Sunshine
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Alexandra Hart

Our Moon Winner – Tycho Crater Region with Colours
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Alain Paillou

Aurorae Winner – The Green Lady
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Nicholas Roemmelt

Planets, Comets and Asteroids Winner – Space Between Us…
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Łukasz Sujka

People and Space Winner – The Prison of Technology
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Rafael Schmall

Stars and Nebulae Winner – Cosmic Inferno
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Peter Ward

Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer Winner – Waves
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Bence Toth

Annie Maunder Prize for Image Innovation Winner – Dark River (detail)
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Julie Hill

Young Competition Winner – The Four Planets and the Moon
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Alice Fock Hang

Aurorae category runner-up: Lone Tree under a Scandinavian Aurora
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Tom Archer

Our moon runner-up: Partial Lunar Eclipse with Clouds
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Ethan Roberts

Galaxies runner-up: NGC 3628 with 300,000 Light Year Long Tail
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Mark Hanson

Galaxies highly commended: Attack on the Large Magellanic Cloud
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Juan-Carlos Munoz-Mateos

People and space runner-up: Observe the Heart of the Galaxy
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Tian Li

People and space. Highly commended: Azure Vapor Tracers
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Yang Sutie

Skyscapes runner-up: Desert Magic
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Stefan Leibermann

Stars and nebulae runner-up: The Dolphin Jumping out of an Ocean of Gas
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Connor Matherne

Stars and nebulae highly commended: The Misty Elephant’s Trunk
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Has Just Unveiled the Winners of The Coveted 2020 Astronomy Photographer of The Year Awards
Min Xie

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