Winner of the Astronomy Competition 2011 announced
Friday 09 September 2011
Amateur astronomer Damian Peach has been named the overall winner of this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, beating hundreds of applicants.
His winning photograph Jupiter-with-Io-and-Ganymed depicts Jupiter with two of its 64 known moons and wowed judges with its stunning detail. The Sky at Night’s Sir Patrick Moore who is a judge in the competition said: “The standard of this year’s entries was first class, as always, but this picture is a very worthy winner against extremely strong competition.”
Astronomy Photographer of the Year is in its third year and is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Sky at Night Magazine. The British astronomer secured the £1,500 top prize and his image is currently taking pride of place in a free exhibition of all winning photographs which will be showcased at the Royal Observatory Greenwich until February 2012.
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