The ESO and Ciel et Espace Photos just completed the first Photo Nightscape Awards (PNA), an international photo nightscape competition to celebrate astrophotography.
The ESO will award the winner of the professional category with a trip to Paranal, home of the Very Large Telescope (VLT) and part of the under construction Paranal-Armazones complex.
Two categories: “Pro” and “Espoir” (Hope) were awarded. The Pro category is open to all photographers from across the world who have already published or sold any photographs. The Espoir category is for photographers that hold French nationality and who have previously neither sold nor published their photographs.
The awards will be presented on 9 November 2014 at Les rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace (RCE), a three-day conference for amateur and professional astronomers at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris, France.
The winning images can be seen here.
– Ex astris, scientia –
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