Winning Sky Photos is the exhibition of top entries from the David Malin Awards astrophotography competition.
Held annually by the Central West Astronomical Society, it is open to photographers around Australia. The photographs are judged
by world-renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin.
He has been involved in scientific photography since the mid-1960s, initially using optical and electron microscopes
and X-ray diffraction techniques to shed a new light on problems in pure and applied chemistry.
as its photographic scientist, and applied his imaging techniques to studying much larger and more distant objects,
including Malin 1, the first giant, low-surface-brightness galaxy discovered and still the largest known spiral system.
Past associated events with the Exhibition
Dr David Malin opened the Exhibition on Monday 6th November
Alex Cherney, who received an Honourable Mention for the Airglow Section with “Red and Green” below, ran an astgrophotography workshop on December 9th.
The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky.
There are six photographic award categories:
Open Theme, this year titled ‘Airglow’
Two awards for animated sequences
Photo Editor’s Choice Award
Australasian Sky Guide Cover Award
A discretionary Innovation Award.