Celestial fireworks: Deep Sky category & Overall Winner
A display of spectacular images of the sky.
Some of the most spectacular photographic images of the Australian night sky will be on display as part of the touring exhibition Winning sky photos: the David Malin Awards 2010.
The display features the winners and selected entries from the annual photography competition named after the world-renowned astrophotographer and competition judge Doctor David Malin.
A record number of amateur and semi-professional astronomers and photographers from around Australia take part in the prestigious awards each year.
The competition aims to encourage photographers to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful images of the sky.
This year's competition included the categories Deep Sky, Wide-field, Solar System, Junior (16 years and under), Animated Sequences and an Innovation Award.
The images on display range from spectacular shots of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn, to stunning constellations and nebula, the Milky Way and other deep sky objects in our Universe.
Entries are judged not only for their technical skill but also their ability to capture the beauty of the sky and the intrinsic interest of astronomy.