Astronomy Photographer of the Year

  • Flaming star nebula

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual competition and exhibition, hosted by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and powered by the photo-sharing website Flickr. At time of launch in 2009, it was the ROG’s first online community for amatuer astronomers. And through a collaboration with Astrometry.net it also created an innovative new way to automatically tag space photos with their celestial subjects: ‘astrotagging’.

Photo: Flaming star nebula by Skiwalker79 on Flickr