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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition now open

27th September 2013

You'd have to travel pretty far across the galaxy to find someone who doesn't find space exploration fascinating, and anyone interested in getting a closer look at some of the most visually stunning objects in the universe can now do so by visiting the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

That's because the Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibition is now on at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, where visitors will be able to see a breathtaking collection of images depicting outer space in all its glory.

The display comes hot on the heels of the Visions of the Universe exhibition, which was held at the nearby National Maritime Museum earlier this year and proved to be an enormous hit with Londoners and tourists alike.

Anyone who didn't get a chance to see that particular display can count themselves lucky as the opening of the new exhibition - which is set to run until February 23rd next year - provides another opportunity to see the wonders that lie beyond the earth's atmosphere.

What's more, the collection is absolutely free to visit, and contains an array of incredible images taken by professionals and amateurs alike, chosen by a panel of expert judges.

A huge number of entries were sent in from all over the world, so you can be sure that the ones selectedto go on display are of the very highest quality and aesthetic beauty.

What's more, taking a look round the exhibit is sure to provide inspiration for any budding astronomers looking for ways to improve their own photos.

Located in Greenwich Park, the Royal Observatory Greenwich is as famous for the views it provides over the London skyline as it is for its contribution to astronomy, and anyone who visits may want to take a packed lunch to enjoy on a bench outside the venue while marvelling at the incredible vista before them.

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