DEEP SPACE BRILLIANTLY ILLUMINATED
The awe-inspiring night sky above Calverts Beach, south of Hobart (above), is one drawcard in Winning Sky Photos 2017: The David Malin Awards exhibition now showing in Sydney. This image, by James Garlick, is among the winners in the annual contest organised by the Central West Astronomical Society and judged by the renowned astrophotographer of the show’s title. Dr Malin looks for photos that not only exhibit technical skills, but capture the beauty of the sky and demonstrate an aesthetically pleasing interest in astronomy. The touring exhibition is in Sydney until October 29, while a parallel show is at the society’s Parkes Observatory base until July 2018.