Welcome to 2019 Capture the Cosmos – Under the Warrumbungle Sky

Welcome to our inaugural ‘Capture the Cosmos – Under the Warrumbungle Sky’ Astrophotography competitions.

This is a photography competition for insomniacs

Watch this space!! Pun intended! For astro photography Workshops and exhibition events once the competition winners have been announced.

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Inaugural Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography Competition awards night exhibition

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural Capture the Cosmos Astrophotography Competition awards night exhibition.

Join us on the opening night where we will announce the winners and showcase stunning photographs that celebrate dark skies from under the Warrumbungle Shire and around the globe. 

The exhibition will display the winners and a selection of outstanding photographs from a spectacular field of entries. 

When: 6.00pm Saturday 21st September, 2019

Where: Coonabarabran Visitor Information Centre, John Street, Coonabarabran

Light refreshments will be served on the evening.

To RSVP please enter your details via this online registration form and the number of guests to assist with catering for the evening. 

by Donna Burton, September 11, 2019

Categories explained…

by committee coonabarabran, July 29, 2019

Exciting Prizes for Capture the Cosmos competition

We have some awesome prizes thanks to our generous sponsors

A winner and a highly commended for each of the 3 categories and overall youth entries 

Skywatcher Sky Adventurer Bundle from BINTEL valued at $500. (Prize for Best Youth entry across all categories)

Assisted time on Milroy Observatory’s 40 Inch Telescope with Donna the Astronomer –  valued at $500. For the winner of the Open Deep Space category

Pentax (Voucher valued at $500) Winner of the Warrumbungle Nightscape Wide field category

Sigma Lens (Voucher valued at $500) Winner of the Night sky Wide field category

250 subscription points  from iTelescope value $250. Prize for all Highly Commended for each category and youth (4 prizes in total valued at $1000)


by committee coonabarabran, July 29, 2019

Entry Fees Update

Did you know that you can enter 2 photos per category in the Capture the Cosmos astrophotography competition? With 3 categories in the 2019 competition that means that you can enter a potential of 6 photos… so that means 6 opportunities to win awesome prizes!

We are super keen to encourage all ages to enter with an extra incentive for those aged 18 and under… so get shooting those stars and the awesome night sky! Entries close on the 1st August so be quick!

Adult Fee: 1 Category $15, 2 Categories $30, 3 Categories $45 
Children Fee: 1 Category $6, 2 Categories $10, 3 Categories $15 

Photo of the moon's surface taken via an iPhone through a telescope.
Moon taken by a mobile phone through a telescope during Star Gazing Live in May 2018.

by committee coonabarabran, June 25, 2019

We are launched!

by committee coonabarabran, June 7, 2019

Fantastic prizes to be won!

We have more details regarding our prizes thanks to our major sponsors – Pentax, Sigma, iTelescope, Milroy Observatory and Bintel. See our Awards and Sponsors button above for details.

by committee coonabarabran, June 7, 2019

Competition Details & Launch Coming soon

The Capture the Cosmos committee have their rockets firing and hope to launch all details fully.

You can see our calendar for upcoming events… excitingly a variety of astro photography workshops across the Warrumbungle Shire and celebrations for International Dark Sky Week.

Watch this space as we aiming to launch for entries. You can see competition details on our site.

by committee coonabarabran, March 9, 2019