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2016 Harry Williams Trophy Winner.
Amit Kamble at the 2016 Burbidge Dinner with the Harry Williams Trophy he won. He also won the Artistic Section of the astrophotography contest.
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2016 Beaumont Prize.
Chris Benton being presented with the 2016 Beaumont Prize for the best Journal article by John White who judged the competition.
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2016 Burbidge Dinner Keynote Speaker.
Dr Doug Simons, Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, Hawaii, speaking on "Perspectives on the Future of Maunakea”.
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2016 Burbidge Dinner.
A big attendance enjoying dinning at the 2016 Burbidge Dinner.
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2016 Door Prize
Rishika Raju being presented with the door prize by society treasurer Andrew Buckingham at the 2016 Burbidge Dinner.
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Assoc Prof. Kathy Campbell
Assoc Prof. Kathy Campbell gives her talk on ‘Life in Extreme Environments and Possible Life on Mars’ to the Burbidge audience. Burbidge Dinner 2011.
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After Dinner
Guests recover from dinner and listen to our guest speaker’s excellent presentation. Burbidge Dinner 2011.
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Grant Christie
Grant Christie explains the purpose and details of his Winning entry in the Harry Williams astrophotography competition. Burbidge Dinner 2011.
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Petra Tang
Petra Tang and a colleague provide music. Burbidge Dinner 2011.
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Bernie Brenner
Bernie Brenner presides over events with his usual good humour and flair. Burbidge Dinner 2011.
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Astrophotography winner John Drummond.
Astrophotography winner John Drummond receiving the Harry Williams Trophy from contest Judge Associate Professor Phil Yock and Jennie McCormick. The winning photo is on the screen behind. The photo also won the Deep Sky Section. Burbidge Dinner 2009.
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Door prize winner 2013
Door prize winner Haggis Henderson with the prize.
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Professor John Storey.
Professor John Storey delivering his keynote talk during which he took his audience on a colourful and humorous journey around the various sites on Antarctica that are being used foe astronomical observation. Burbidge Dinner 2009.
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Solar System Section Astrophotography winner Kenric Ma.
Solar System Section Astrophotography winner Kenric Ma coming forward to receive his prize from contest Judge Associate Professor Phil Yock and Jennie McCormick. The winning photo is on the screen behind. Burbidge Dinner 2009.
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2012 Burbidge Dinner
The large audience listening attentively to guest speaker Professor Richard Easther.
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Rolf Olsen
Society member Rolf Olsen had a very good night at the 2012 Burbidge Dinner winning the Beaumont prize for writing, this scientific section of the Harry Williams astrophotography contest and also the deep sky section.
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Johnathan Green
Johnathan Green receiving a Highly Commended award from society president Grant Christie for his photo Moonset at Muriwi in the Artistic section of the astrophotography contest at the 2012 Burbidge Dinner.
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Door prize winner 2009
Door prize winner Jonathan Bridge with the prize.
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Door Prize 2012
Happy door prize winner Chris Benton.
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Guest speaker 2013
Dr Dick Manchester a world pulsar expert from Parkes Observatory Australia speaking.
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Quiz 2013
Mind challenging questions from Peter Felhofer, one of the two quiz-masters at the fun quiz.
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2013 Dinner
Big attendance listening to a speech by world pulsar expert Dr Dick Manchester.
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2013 Deep Sky
Rolf Olsen receiving the 1st prize for deep sky astrophotography from contest judge John Drummond.
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2013 Toast to the Society
Darrell Ramsey from Masterton proposing a Toast to the Society.
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Burbidge Dinner 2014
A very large attendance at 2014 dinner listen to guest speaker Astro- archaeologist, Clive Ruggles.
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Clive Ruggles 2014 Burbidge Dinner
Guest speaker Astro-archaeologist, Clive Ruggles giving an animated presentation.
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Deep sky section Harry Williams astrophotography contest.
Rolf Olsen with his prize after winning the deep sky section of the Harry Williams astrophotography contest 2014. Contest organiser Jonathon Green is at the lectern.
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Quiz 2014 Burbidge Dinner
Bernie Brenner, one of the two quiz-masters at the fun quiz asking a question from astronomical history.
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2015 Burbidge Dinner
Chris Lintott, Professor of Astrophysics, University of Oxford and BBC Sky at Night presenter speaking to a very large audience at the 2015 Burbidge Dinner held at Alexander Park.
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2015 Burbidge Dinner, Door Prize.
Door prize winner, Susan Shoebridge with it after the presentation.
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2015 Burbidge Dinner
Professor Chris Lintott is presented with gifts and Honorary Society membership by society president Bill Thomas after he delivered an entertaining and memorable speech entitled "Is the Milky Way Special"?
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2015 Burbidge Dinner
Raymond Collecutt accompanied by astrophotography competition organiser Jonathan Green with a highly commended certificate for his photo of the Helix Nebula.
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