Winning sky photos: The David Malin awards 2011
Spectacular photographic images of the Australian night sky took you on a journey from city to outback at our FutureSpace Gallery.
This was the last venue of the touring exhibition featuring the winners of the national astrophotography awards organised by the Central West Astronomical Society Winning Sky Photos: The David Malin Awards 2011.
These breathtaking images were judged on their aesthetic beauty and technical skill by David Malin, pre-eminent astrophotographer. Those interested in astronomy, photography and the unique Australian environment will be truly inspired!
Sydney Observatory’s Geoff Wyatt took out both the ‘Australia Beneath the Stars’ and ‘Overall Winner’ Awards for his Curve image capturing Sydney’s iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge with a stunning moon crescent backdrop. In awarding Wyatt, David Malin noted: “Curves is a very strong composition that combines several curved elements, including the rim and terminator of the Moon, and yet remains unmistakably Australian”.
A record number of people across Australia took part in 2011 competition including 12 year old Lara O’Brien from Victoria who won the ‘Junior’ category for her beautiful Lunar Eclipse 16/6/11 composition.
2011 competition categories were: Australia Beneath the Stars; Deep Sky; Wide Field; Solar System; Junior (16 years and under); and Animated Sequences. Pictures on display range from spectacular wide field solar system images of planets and the Sun, deep space images of nebula and the Southern Milky Way, images taken in the city, the outback, with surf and sky and an extraordinary image of a jet streaming across the moon.
Image by Christopher Thomas, Time is of the essence