The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

The 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

In his 1999 book Stardust, British author Neil Gaiman wonders if “we’re human because we look at the stars, or do we look at the stars because we’re human?”. The night sky has always fascinated us and drawn our gaze upwards – so it’s no surprise that it’s the subject of a photography competition organised by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England. The Insight Investment’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has just recently announced the…

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Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA

Absolutely Astounding New Photos of Jupiter from NASA The stunning, enhanced-color image above, featured in a news release by NASA, is based on a photo of Jupiter’s south pole captured by the Juno spacecraft on December 11th, 2016. Juno’s citizen science camera has been snapping glorious images of the gas giant ever since it arrived in orbit around Jupiter last July. The images are then released to the public, which has been turning them into…

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This Photo Contains the Moon, Jupiter and four Jupiter’s Moons

This Photo Contains the Moon, Jupiter and four Jupiter’s Moons

On April 10th, 2017, there was a special meeting in the night sky: the Moon was seen close to Jupiter and Jupiter’s four largest moons, known as the Galilean moons. Photographer Göran Strand went out and captured the beautiful photo below of the entire group in a single frame. “It’s a very beautiful sight in the sky tonight with the Moon and Jupiter so close together,” the Swedish astrophotographer writes. “At the time for this…

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Christiaan van Heijst. Amazing Pilot’s Photographs from Above

Christiaan van Heijst. Amazing Pilot’s Photographs from Above

Dutch pilot Christiaan van Heijst‘s photographs capture the views he sees from his cockpit. From the patterns made by the Marho Kotri River Delta in Pakistan, to the amazing colours of the Aurora Borealis over Alaska, his images show a point of view not usually captured. Although van Heijst does not take photographs on every flight, spending up to 100 hours in the air a month means he can find time to work on the…

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Jesús M. García’s Magical Landscapes, Cityscapes and Skyscapes

Jesús M. García’s Magical Landscapes, Cityscapes and Skyscapes

  Jesús M. García is a professional Spanish photographer based in Toledo, his family has always been linked to the world of photography. Nowadays, Jesús travels around the world looking for the best possible light for photography. In this quest, Jesús discovered the Northern Lights in 2013. Since then, he has been captivated by them and has become in an “Aurora Borealis chaser”. His landscape photographs have been awarded prizes all over world in different…

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Amazing Landscapes and Beautiful Nights of New Zeland

Amazing Landscapes and Beautiful Nights of New Zeland

Jake and Jo Scott-Gardner, aka South of Home, capture the beautiful nights of New Zealand in fascinating photographs. This couple of astrophotographers, based in Queenstown, spent the winter photographing the sky, capturing the Milky Way, shooting stars, meteors, auroras australis and thousands of stars. You can discover all their photos on their Facebook page. We Spent Winter In New Zealand Photographing The Incredible Night Sky We are Jake and Jo – astrophotographers based in Queenstown, NZ who spent this…

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