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Moon landing inspires photography awards

Winners of a prestigious Astrophotography award have been announced at the famous Parkes Observatory. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, photographers had to look to the sky for inspiration. And the results were amazing.

EXPLAINER: 50th anniversary of moon landing

Moon landing inspires photography awards

It has been 50 years since US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon in an extraordinary achievement watched live by more than half a billion people. (AAP Video)

All awards ceremonies are said to be “glittering” — but it was literally true in the case of the Central West Astronomical Society Astrophotography Awards, better known as the David Malin Awards.

These were presented on Friday at the famous Parkes Observatory.

Reach Out, by Steven Morris.Source:News Corp Australia

How small it makes me feel, by Austin Turpin.Source:News Corp Australia

Lunar Generations by Neil Creek.Source:News Corp Australia

This year the theme was “Memories Of Apollo” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.

All photographic entries had to somehow evoke the “great adventure of Apollo” and “the inspiration and awe that people experienced at the time and since”.

Entries were divided into a variety of categories including junior, solar system and deep sky, or telescope shots.

Some of the winners will be used in a CWAS calendar and you can view all the winners at cwas.org.au

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