star trails showing earths rotation over a stone viaduct

Astonishing Astronomy: Science Photographer of the Year

Here’s another amazing image from our forthcoming exhibition ‘Science Photographer of the Year’. An international competition organised by the Royal Photographic Society, this will be its first showing outside of London. 

The exhibition brings together 47 incredible photographic images showing off the diversity of science in action all over the world.

We hope you enjoy this sneak peek of the exhibition which helps you explore related topics along with suggestions of things to do during the lockdown.

Ribblehead Viaduct Star Trails by David Forknall

Ribblehead Viaduct Star Trails. Photographer: David Forknall.

This image illustrates the earth’s rotation over one hour. Taken in the Yorkshire Dales, England, only the North Star remains constant to the earth’s axis. 

Explore astronomy, astrophotography and more: 


More by photographer David Forknall – https://www.habrokimaging.co.uk/

Enrico Sacchetti (he’s in the exhibition too) – http://www.es-photography.com/photo.html

A Beginners Guide to Astrophotography https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a25697/beginners-guide-to-astrophotography/

Astronomy for Kids 

Astronomy for Kids at Science Kids with facts, quizzes and games.

An introduction to Astronomy for kids at Gifted Geek

Build your own telescope from How Stuff Works

Places to visit after the lockdown 

Stardome observatory and Planetarium in Auckland

Otago Museum Planetarium in Dunedin

Space Place at Carter Observatory in Wellington

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