Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 cover imageAn awesome film created by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, showcasing the work of the best astro photographers around the world.

For a sensory show, beautiful scenes of dancing aurorae, planets as strings of light across ethereal mountain ranges, and creative representations of stars and galaxies, are blended together creating a synergy of light and colour. Still images compliment animation and gently moving scenes, together with an uplifting audio track. The movement, colour and gentle soundscape create an immersive experience with little to challenge the audience, but plenty to hold the attention and stimulate the senses. 

Alternatively, the show can be narrated throughout, with commentary suitable for every audience; the presenter can explain the science behind every image, or simply describe the subject of each beautiful scene as it unfolds. We can also show clips lasting upwards from 5 minutes, creating an awesome sensory experience for all ages and abilities.

The following text is from the Presenters Guide for this amazing planetarium show… “The Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition showcases the best celestial images taken from Planet Earth. Images were submitted from 80 countries around the world: these are an invaluable tool with which to inspire a love of astronomy in others. Each year at the Royal Observatory Greenwich we create a short planetarium presentation to show off some of the winners and runners up from the competition.”

Category: Astronomy, Cosmology, Photography
Running time:
 25 mins
Released in: 2016
Suitable for: All Key Stages plus families and SEN