British Science Week 2017
Friday 10th to Sunday 19th March 2017
Microscopy plays an important role in many branches of science, from archaeology to zoology, and the Quekett has members who are interested in almost any science that you can think of. Most members are recreational microscopists rather than professionals, but they produce top class microscope slides, drawings and photomicrographs (photographs taken through a microscope) and they are happy to share their skills and knowledge with other Club members and also with members of the public at outreach events.
To mark British Science Week 2017 we are showing a small selection of the specimens that our members have examined, with a new page each day.
- Cosmic dust: micrometeorites
- Phantom midge, Chaoborus crystallinus
- Amateur slide maker: Eric Doddrell Evens
- Owl pellets
- Dung mosses
- Citizen science: Spotted-wing drosophila
- Petrified wood
- Dorset microfossils
- Mammoth hair
- Pink leaf galls
If you want to learn more about the Club, please browse our website and check our programme for anything that interests you. Highlights of the programme include the M. C. Cooke lecture, the L. V. Martin lecture and the Annual Exhibition of Microscopy.