Direct from the Royal Photographic Society in the UK, this visual spectacular will feed your scientific and artistic imagination.
The extraordinary photographs will inspire you to take a closer look at the world around you. Captured using everything from iPhones to electron microscopes, there are stunning images from every branch of science. From telescopes to tadpoles, an electrified safety pin and even the skull of King Richard III, you will be surprised and delighted by Science Photographer of the Year.
These are a few of the photographs featured:
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Visit our new Science Photographer of the Year Online Exhibition. Enjoy all the photography from the exhibition and over 20 bonus images and information.
Science Photographer of the Year is an annual competition for photographers from all over the world, regardless of age or experience. Organised by the Royal Photographic Society in the United Kingdom, images can cover any topic of science, whether straight out of the lab or showing the impact of science in the world around us. Only two categories exist for entry – under 18s, and everybody else. This is the first year of the competition and it was exhibited at London’s Science Museum until January 2020.
The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, commonly known as the Royal Photographic Society (RPS), is one of the world's oldest photographic societies. It was founded in London, England, in 1853 as the Photographic Society of London with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography, and in 1853 received Royal patronage from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Society's Patron on 25 June 2019, taking over from Her Majesty the Queen who had been patron since 1952.
Location: Building 5 at M1, Great North Road.
Entrance: Motion sensor automatic doors and a wide entrance.
Stairs: There are no stairs.
Noise: This is a quiet space.
Mobility parking is available on site at M1. Please arrange in advance.
We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and enjoying the free vintage tram ride between sites.