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AstroAlert: 2019 Astronomy Photographer(s) of the Year

Hi everyone,
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Each year, England’s Royal Observatory Greenwich hosts its Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. This year, they received a record number of more than 4,600 entries from 90 countries.
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Hungarian photographer László Francsics was chosen this year’s overall winner for his creative photograph, shown above. Titled ‘Into the Shadow’, it captures 35 different moments of a total lunar eclipse that occurred earlier this year.
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As always, there were many creative and delightful images. Here are a few examples of winners in various categories:
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Aurora Australis from Beerbarrel Beach by James Stone

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Ben, Floyd, and the Core by Ben Bush

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Across the Sky of History by Wang Zheng

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Crescent Moon During the Day by Rafael Ruiz

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Stellar Flower by Davy van der Hoeven

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That last photo above was taken by an 11-year-old!
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If you’d like to see many more examples of the universe as art then check out the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s website.
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By the way, with the exciting opening of Lowell Observatory’s new Giovale Open Deck Observatory on October 5th, featuring a suite of state-of-the-art telescopes for stargazing, there might be opportunities for you to try your own hand at astrophotography in the future. Stay tuned!
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Lowell Observatory’s new Giovale Open Deck Observatory opens October 5th

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Best regards,

Michael
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