Escape Velocity Online Exhibition, April 2021

Capturing starlight and objects deep in space with cameras always leads to exciting and inspiring images. We asked people young and old, to go out and explore astrophotography, using only their mobile phones. We received many wonderful submissions and have, after careful consideration, chosen a selection of photographs taken with mobile phones that tell a journey of astronomy. From stargazing to space exploration, from peering into the depths of the universe and capturing the split second passing of a meteor, we are thrilled to present this online exhibtion of mobile astrophotography. 

Thank you to everybody who went out under dark skies to try mobile astrophotography, and who participated in our online workshop. We hope you enjoy viewing these submissions, in celebration of our dark skies and of the brilliance of our universe. If you are inspired to go out and do some mobile astrophotography, we'd love to see your images in the future! The aim of this project was always to encourage people to explore astrophotography with modern technology, as a means to accessing astronomy and science in a new and different way. 

Each submission is created in an easily downloadable, sharable format. Please feel free to email any feedback, questions, or to requesting a guide to astrophotography (as used in the project) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

With thanks to Northumberland County Council - funding from the Northumberland Cultural Fund made this possible!

James Clark, Photons in the Void

James Clark, Photons in the Void

Poppy Ashurst, Journey to the Moon

Poppy Ashurst, Journey to the Moon

Jacob and Cheryl Luzanycia, To Catch a Shooting Star

Jacob and Cheryl Luzanycia, To Catch a Shooting Star

Chris Pryce, Orion Stands Watch

Chris Pryce, Orion Stands Watch

James Avery, Venus Through the Bramble

James Avery, Venus Through the Bramble

Riley Graham, Ready for my Close Up

Riley Graham, Ready for my Close Up

Poppy McElrue-Inch, Pixels of Kielder Observatory

Poppy McElrue-Inch, Pixels of Kielder Observatory

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