Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition Times

The 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition is on tour in Western Australia. It will appear at various venues across regional WA and in Perth. If you didn’t manage to catch it at Astrofest in March, you can see it at:

Museum of Geraldton

26th July to 20th August 2018. Museum of Geraldton.

During the exhibition, the curator of the Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition, Dr John Goldsmith, will be giving two free exhibition floor talks at 1.30pm on Saturday, 11th August and 10.30am on Sunday, 12th August.

John will also present an Astrophotography Workshop with Ken Lawson from the Geraldton Astronomy Group on Saturday, 11th August at the Museum of Geraldton from 10am to 12 noon.

There are also a plethora of other events on during the Goodness Festival including Inspiring Women in Science Breakfast with Dr Natasha Hurley-Walker.

Previous Showings

The Museum of Geraldton is the fifth showing of the 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition. The exhibition has been touring throughout Western Australia. Here’s where it’s travelled:

Where Does the Exhibition Travel to Next?

After showing at the Museum of Geraldton, the exhibition will travel to the Mount Magnet Astro Rocks Fest on 14th and 15th September 2018.

Astrofest Astrophotography Competition Results

A record number of 52 talented Western Australian Astrophotographers entered this year’s competition with 224 individual images.

The competition was judged by Prof Peter Quinn, Prof Andreas Wicenec and Mr Patrick Baker. 40 of the best entries were selected for exhibition and the winning images were announced at Astrofest on Saturday, 24 March 2018.

Below are a list of the full results of the 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Competition.

Merit certificates

  • Brett Turner for “M83 (Southern Pinwheel Galaxy)”, “NGC 253 (Silver Coin Galaxy)”, & “Jupiter”.
  • William Vrbasso for “Falling from Heaven”, & “Orion’s Horsehead and Flame Nebula”
  • Ronald Tan for “Matilda Bay Super Blue Blood Moon”
  • Paul Sartory for “Messier 16  – The Eagle Nebula”
  • Mark Bridger for “The Rosette Nebula”
  • Fabian Rodriguez Frustaglia for “The Orion Nebula”
  • Carol Redford for “1st Great American Diamond”
  • Glenn Shuttleworth for “Helix Nebula Hubble Palette”
  • Boyang Liu for “Total Solar Eclipse, Borah Peak, Idaho, USA”

Trophy Awards

  • Best New Talent sponsored by Pendoley Environmental, awarded to “We are not alone” by Jason Eagle.
  • People’s Choice Award “Eta Carinae Nebula” by Chris Curgenven (voted on the night of Astrofest by public vote).
  • Best Timelapse Video awarded to “Explore, discover and experience” by Dr John Goldsmith.
  • Best Astrophoto sponsored by Camera Electronic and SHOOT photography workshops awarded to “The Silver Coin Galaxy” by Andrew Lockwood.

To see the images from the exhibition, the 2018 Astrofest Astrophotography Catalogue is available for download.

The Astrofest Astrophotography exhibition is made possible by Curtin University, the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, Lotterywest, Celestial Visions, The World at Night, Alley Cat Merchandise and previously, the West Print Management Group.  Award sponsors include Camera Electronic & SHOOT Photography Workshops, for sponsorship of the Best Astrophoto Award, and Pendoley Environmental for sponsorship of the Best New Talent Award. The judging panel includes Dr David Malin, Professor Peter Quinn, Professor Andreas Wicenec and Mr Patrick Baker.