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Share your astrophotography


Courtesy: Nose in a book, via Flickr

By James Dacey

To tie in with next month’s transit of Venus, in which our sister planet passes across the face of the Sun, we want you to submit your astronomy photos to our Flickr group. The images could be of star trails, the Moon, meteor showers, the night skies – or, even better, of the transit of Venus itself, which will occur on 5/6 June.

To take part please submit photos to our Flickr group by Saturday 16 June, after which we will choose a selection of our favourite images to be showcased on

Please also feel free to include a caption to explain your photo. You may have photographed a rare astronomical event, or perhaps you travelled to a remote location in search of clear skies.

In our previous photo challenge, we asked readers to submit images on the theme of “doing physics”. We had some great submissions, which conveyed the excitement of new physics in the making, with both theorists and experimentalists featuring. You can see a selection of these photos in this showcase.

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