Cape Byron Moonrise, by Kelvin Hennessy, was one of many impressive entries in the 2020 David Malin Awards.

Curating Winning Sky Photos

Duration: 45 minutes
12 May 2021, 11–11.45 am Webinar

Sydney Observatory curator and astronomer Dr Andrew Jacob will take participants on a virtual tour of the 2020 David Malin Awards: Winning Sky Photos exhibition.

Andrew’s research interests include everything astronomical and astrophysical and their related histories, but he is particularly interested in Australian astronomical history.

He researched and curated the Astrographic Catalogue display presently in the Observatory’s East Dome and has been curating the Winning Sky Photos exhibition since 2010.

The annual exhibition showcases finalists for the David Malin Awards, Australia’s premier award for astrophotography. The competition is run by the Central West Astronomical Society and named after one of its most prominent members, the world-renowned astrophotographer Dr David Malin who is also one of the judges. Entrants are encouraged to use their vision, imagination and skill to produce inspiring and beautiful celestial images.

The current exhibition includes a photograph of the Eta Carinae Nebula, revealing red hydrogen gas and dark, obscuring clouds. Other highlights include photographs of shimmering auroral patterns, a moonrise over Cape Byron Lighthouse (pictured above), and a glowing green comet captured from Sydney.

Find out how you could become this year’s winner when Andrew explains the photographer’s techniques and choices of subject. This webinar is part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 2021 Regional Public Program, a series of in-person and online events designed to support museums, galleries and tertiary institutions in regional New South Wales.

The 30-minute online talk will be followed by a Q & A session. This webinar will be live captioned. A link will be sent to you once you register.

Free, bookings essential