Misty mountains and the Milky Way: out of this world astrophotography

By Eliza Keck

17 July 2018

2 minute read

Astrophiles, today is your lucky day: We have a collection of beautiful winning photos from the annual David Malin Awards.

Each year thousands of talented photographers send their best astronomical images in to be judged by renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin. This year there was stiff competition with so many outstanding entries! But we’ll linger no longer, here are your 2018 David Malin Award winners:

The crescent moon and milky way shine over the misty Lake Oberon in Tasmania

The overall winner and Nightscapes category winner this year was Luke Tscharke for his superb image of the “Crescent Moon at Lake Oberon”.

A wagon with streaks of multi-coloured stars behind it

“Old Wagon and Neon Lights” by Ian Inverarity won the theme category which was “Revealing the Colours of the Stars”

A photo of deep space

“E lucevan le stelle” by Peter Ward won the Deep Sky category


The Milky Way stretching over the Barrenjoey Lighthouse

“Barrenjoey Milky Way Arch” by Tom Elliott won the Wide-Field category

An extreme close up shot of he edge of the seas of Serenity and Tranquility on the Moon in colour.

“Colours of Serenity and Tranquillity” by Stefan Buda won the Solar System category

Dual winner for Aesthetic Animations: “Cape Bruny Nights” by James Stone

Dual winner for Aesthetic Animations: “Yukon Aurora” by Phil Hart

Want to see shooting stars up close?

All the winning and finalist entries will be on display over the next year at our Parkes radio telescope visitors centre.