Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2011

The annual ‘Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award’ is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine… again, not my usual reads. However the BBC news site has put together one of their ‘captions to music with someone explaining whats going on voiceover type features’ that are compulsive reading on a quiet Friday afternoon on POETS day. (Piss Off Early Tomorrow’s Saturday.)

The BBC explains; “From giant oval storms on the surface of Jupiter to colourful wispy remnants from a supernova explosion and the dazzling green curtain of the Northern Lights – nearly 800 images were submitted for the latest Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.” One image stood out for me… the sun setting over our fair city. So with the obvious rider that I did not take this image, and have borrowed it from whoever did etc etc other Astronomy Photographer of the Year Awards are available etc etc etc, here it is:

The article can be enjoyed here.

The judges’ choice of the best images can be seen in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London, until February 2012

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