Ever since I picked up my dad’s old Olympus OM-10 SLR over twenty years ago I’ve been fascinated – obsessed, I’m sure some would say – with photographing the night sky.

Whether it's the simple beauty of the crescent Moon enveloped in the pastel hues of twilight, a dazzling meteor flitting among the stars or the spellbinding dance of the Northern Lights, I believe astronomy has an extraordinary capability to enthral and inspire us – and it’s moments like these that I’ve tried to capture in my work.

I hope that you enjoy browsing through this gallery of my photos – as well as the astronomical sketches that I draw at the eyepiece of my telescopes – and perhaps, along the way, feel inspired to begin your own astronomical adventure.

I’m constantly updating the site with my latest pictures, so do drop by again soon. And for more information about my other work, please visit my main website.

Wishing you clear skies and happy stargazing!

Will Gater