Astronomy Photographer of the Year gallery interactive

Astronomy Photographer of the Year interactive

Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual competition, launched in 2009 by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in partnership with the BBC Sky at Night Magazine. Photographers can enter the competition by becoming a member of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year Flickr group. The winning entries for 2009 were on display at the Royal Observatory from September–January 2010.

There are winners from each of the following categories: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year. The exhibition interactive was created for a touchscreen and secondary display featuring work from all contributors to the Flickr group. The interactive used a Flickr feed, updated each day during the exhibition.

The aim of the interactive was to create an exploratory experience, with multiple ways to find photos and then browse. There were three methods to explore photos: by Map, Tags and Stories (interviews with photographers). The interactive also included an attractor screen featuring all photos from the group. Visitors were also able to email themselves further information about the competition and Astronomy Photographer of the Year group.


Royal Observatory, Greenwich


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July–August 2009