Astro Blog articles for astrophotography

Stargazing Oxford Photo Compeition 2016: Entries Open!

Posted: 18 Dec 2015

Hello everyone! I'm sure you're all looking forward to the Holidays, and so are we in Oxford Astrophysics. But we're also thinking ahead to the New Year and there's plenty to be excited about! Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th of January, and with it our annual Astrophotography competition. You can see last year's winners here.

The rules and regulations are the same as in previous years, and we welcome entries from anyone - amateur or professional.

Stargazing Oxford 2015 Photo Competition - The Winners

Posted: 27 Jan 2015

It is my great pleasure to announce the winners of this year's Stargazing Oxford astrophotography competition. As always, the standard of entries was very high, so congratulations to everyone who took part.

Stargazing Oxford 2015 Photo Competition

Posted: 18 Dec 2014

Hello everyone! I'm sure you're all looking forward to the Christmas holiday, and so are we in Oxford Astrophysics. But we're also thinking ahead to the New Year and there's plenty to be excited about. Stargazing Oxford returns on the 17th of January, and with it our annual Astrophotography competition.

It's nearly Christmas... so it's photo competition time!

Posted: 05 Dec 2013

It's December, and that can only mean one thing... ok, maybe not just one thing, but what it certainly does mean is that it's not long until Stargazing Oxford returns. Our open day in 2014 will take place on the 11th of January from 2-10 pm - further details will be posted shortly on the outreach pages.

As we have done in previous years, we are running an astrophotography competition as part of the event. You can see the winning images from last year here.

Stargazing Oxford 2013 photo competition

Posted: 11 Dec 2012

As part of this year's Stargazing Oxford open day (details to be announced shortly), we are running a photo competition. The deadline for submission is midnight on Tuesday the 8th of January, and all entries will be displayed to the public during the open day on January 12th. Details are included below. We look forward to receiving your beautiful images of the night sky!

Sunspots, solar flares, and aurorae

Posted: 15 Jul 2012

Oxford astronomer and exoplanet researcher Amy McQuillan was in Tel Aviv this week for a research visit. Taking photos early one evening, she noticed something strange on the disc of the Sun. A little while later, she posted what she'd seen on FaceBook:

What Can You See in the Night Sky This Week?

Posted: 31 Jan 2012

Every 90 minutes or so, the International Space Station orbits the Earth, it's six inhabitants watching over us as we go about our daily lives. In the dark before dawn or just after dusk, it can be seen crossing the sky - but in a few minutes, its gone again, back into the Earth's shadow. So how do you catch our man-made shooting star?