Brian Boyle with the plaque for the Galaxy Redshift Survey.
Both plaques are stainless steel, and were photo-etched by Acme Plate
Making Services, Melbourne. The overlays for the etching were produced
Matthew Colless receives his plaque
Matthew with the Galaxy Redshift Survey plaque.
The plaque shows the 'bow-tie' image produced by the survey - the distribution
of 230 000 galaxies mapped 3 billion light-years out into space - and a
composite galaxy spectrum. Etching around the edge represents the magnetic
'buttons' on the ends of the 2dF instrument's optical fibres.
Brian and Scott Croom with the plaque for the QSO survey
Scott and the QSO survey plaque. The plaque shows the positions of the
22 000 QSOs mapped out to 15 billion light-years from Earth, and a composite
Brian cuts the cake with the 2dF GRS image printed on it in chocolate.
Notice the cosmic string being removed from the data.
And a good time was had by all.