In his 1999 book Stardust, British author Neil Gaiman wonders if “we’re human because we look at the stars, or do we look at the stars because we’re human?”. The night sky has always fascinated us and drawn our gaze upwards – so it’s no surprise that it’s the subject of a photography competition organised by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England.

The Insight Investment’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition has just recently announced the winners of their 2018 edition in all of their twelve categories. The award-winning photos can all be found in an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, but you can see some highlights of this year’s winners in the gallery down below.

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Lago di Caldonazzo on the Background of Dolomites in Italy

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