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The 2020 Burbidge Dinner


Saturday 7th November 6:30pm – 10:00pm.  
The Venue is the : Ellerslie Events Centre, Pakuranga Hunt Room
Start time: 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)  
Tickets: $65 pp, earlybird price of $60.00 is available until October 31. Includes a buffet dinner. There will be a cash bar at the venue.
 
Tickets can be booked: -by e-mail at events@astronomy.org.nz-by phone to Niven on 021 935 261 or Bill on 021 225 8175 Our guest speaker this year is University of Auckland Associate Professor JJ Eldridge, who will give a presentation on Margaret and Geoffrey Burbidge and their contribution to the understanding of the origin of the chemical elements by stellar nucleosynthesis. Carl Sagan famously stated “We are made of star stuff”. The Burbidges, along with Fred Hoyle and William Fowler, authored the foundational paper on how stars convert primordial hydrogen and helium into the chemical elements from which we and the Earth are made.



We will also announce the results of the New Zealand Astrophotography Competition for the Harry Williams Trophy and the Beaumont prize for the best member submitted article to the AAS Journal.

The New Zealand Astrophotography Competition for the Harry Williams Trophy. Jonathan Green, the convener of the 2020 New Zealand Astrophotography Competition for the Harry Williams Trophy, has prepared two videos featuring the 2020 entries. One showing all the submitted images, in each of the three categories and the other featuring the videos submitted for the new timelapse category. These have been uploaded to youtube and can be viewed via the links below. The quality of images submitted to this competition continues to amaze. The winners will be announced at the Burbidge Dinner.
2020 Harry Williams Trophy – Image entries
2020 Harry Williams Trophy – Timelapse entries