Auckland Astronomical Society 2017 Harry Williams Astrophotography Exhibition

Stardome is proud to be hosting a two-week exhibition, showcasing the winning, highly-commended and notable images of the 2017 Harry Williams Astrophotography Competition, which is facilitated by the Auckland Astronomical Society. 

Astrophotography exhibit

This year, the competition is judged by planetary photographer Damian Peach. In 2010, Damian became the only Briton to win the prestigious Astronomy Photographer of the Year Award for his composite photograph of Jupiter’s moons, Ganymede and Io, orbiting the stormy surface of the Gas Gaint. Damian is arguably the world’s most well-known planetary photographer, his high-resolution images of the planets have been compared in quality to the kind of images captured by orbiting spacecraft!

A record 322 entries were submitted, of which Damian judged in the following four categories: Solar System, Deep Sky, New Comers and Artistic/Misc.

Head to Stardome between 14 – 22 October, and visit the exhibition in the Matariki Room to see the incredible images. Not only will the winning images be showcased, but all 322 entries of the competition will be displayed in a slideshow throughout the exhibition area. 

Entry to the exhibition is included in the regular Stardome gallery fee.