EXPLAINER: 50th anniversary of moon landing
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
Originally published asMoon landing inspires photography awards