World Microscope Day 2023
Thursday 13th April 2023
World Microscope Day was launched in 2021 and is masterminded by Quekett member Robert Ratford. It is intended to help promote microscopy, and the date commemorates the first use of the word “microscope” on 13th April 1625.
You can find out more on the Facebook Group:
To mark the event, a 2-day Zoom meeting was organised featuring talks and demonstrations by amateur and professional microscopists. Everything was presented in ‘real time’. Most of the presentations can be found here, although the full set won’t be available for a while, so meanwhile more information may be available on the Facebook links.
Here is the Programme as it was presented. We hope you enjoy the show!
Thursday April 13th
Session 1. The Stromness Project.
Robert Ratford and Chris Thomas
Session 2. Clubs, Groups and Societies – What’s happening in the World of Microscopy?
Session 3. Gossip Meeting – “My Microscope”
Session 4. Image J – Image Processing Software
Session 5. The Norris Museum
Session 6. Diatom Lab
Session 7. The Norris Museum (2)
Session 8. Electron Microscopy
Session 9. Art & Design of Early Microscopes – My Microscope Collection
Joe Glavy (USA)
Session 10. The Norris Museum (3)
Session 11. Zooming: Evolution – Technicalities – Solutions
Session 12. Light Sheet Microscopy
Session 13. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek – 300 years on
Session 13. Moss Safari
Session 14. Restoration – Why Investigate Lacquer Fading?
Session 15. Tony talks to…. Robert Ratford about Microscopes and Microscopy
Tony Sutera and Robert Ratford chat about all things to do with microscopes in this animated podcast on YouTube.
Session 16. Wim van Egmond’s Recent Projects – What’s he been up to?
Wim van Egmond
Session 17. Crystals
Session 18. Geology and Microrefractometry
Session 19. Lens Grinding, Polishing, and Microscope Making
Session 20. Freshwater Life Videos
Session 21. Microtools And How To Make Them
Session 22. Scientific Imaging and Art
Robert Simmons (USA)
Session 23. Atomic Force Microscopy
Session 24. Marine Interstitial Protist Diversity
Jeffrey Silverman (USA)
Session 25. Identitification of Mineral Grains and Fragments
Julian C Gray (USA)
Session 26. Clubs, Groups and Societies
Session 27. Microscope Adventures
Session 28. van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope
Wim van Egmond
Session 29. Children and Microscopy in South America
Session 30. The Big, Huge, Mega Microscopy Quiz