We created one of the firt online shops in the Uk back a good few years ago. Now managed by Brunel Microscopes, it offers everything you to practice Entusiast Microscopy in the UK and Europe. A trusted and time-honoured family business.
Let our set of primers introduce you to using a microscopy and the fascinating world it reveals. It doesn't matter if you are very young, just young, or an adult. If you are starting out, this is for you.
Fantastic images taken with a scanning Electron Microscope from our friend and contributor to our 3D microscope in Hawaii - Dennis Kunkel.
BENZOIC ACID CRYSTALS
by Ruud Herold
Preparing microcrystals by sublimation is a method described in scientific literature but is not that easy to conduct in a home laboratory as it can be difficult to find suitable materials. With sublimation we change the state of the material...
As I have remarked several times, observing bacteria is one of the most rewarding things we, as amateur microscopists, can do. The reason is that most of the time we are going to be limited to optical...
Any serious microscope hobbyist who has been involved in the hobby for any length of time likely owns a fair amount of microscope equipment. Even a relative newcomer to the hobby who only owns a single microscope will, if they remain in the hobby and their interest becomes serious, eventually find themselves with multiple objectives, eyepieces, condensers, and so on, for their microscope.
The Cooke M25 Series Microscopes
by Peter Guidotti, Houston, USA
The M25 series of microscopes was introduced Cooke, Troughton and Simms in 1954 and lasted into the mid-1960’s. The name of the company was often abbreviated to Cooke, or CTS, as in the company logo. During production of this series, the name was dropped
Last month highlight: A Foldscopes Travelogue in S. E. Asia by Richard Dorsett, Tacoma, USA
This is the second article featuring Richard Dorsett’s trip to Asia to distribute Foldscopes, the fully functional microscope, which users construct by origami principles. The Rotary Club of Tacoma #8 funded the Foldscopes for adventurer and hiking and biking enthusiast Richard Dorsett.
More than 325 years ago Anthonie van Leeuwenhoek discovered the microworld. He was the first person who observed blood cells and micro organisms like ciliates, rotifers and bacteria (1). In his time he was the only one who made these observations and it would take many decades before other people could confirm his observations.
How was it possible that someone without any scientific background and with very primitive equipment could make such historic discoveries? Was it the special optics he used or some kind of secret method of illumination? In this little photo essay I will give some insights that may come as a surprise for those who have never visited the Netherlands.
Brunel Microscopes & Apex Microscopes are business entities of Brunel Microscopes - a long established family business selling microscopes, accessories, and offering training to both professional and amateur microscopists in the UK.
Used, refurbished microscopes offer great value for money with older instruments using lenses often polished by hand and superior to most microscope lenses used today. This month's budget bargains...
We have a small quantity of these extremely well built Vickers microscopes. All original and therefore also collectors pieces. Large stable illumination base with 6v 15watt lighting. Stage with slide clips and usual substage condenser with iris. Coaxial coarse and fine focus controls. Objectives x5, x10 and x40 with x10 eyepiece. Very good value for a vintage British made microscope.
A fine example of this classic Watson monocular microscope. This is an all original microscope making it a collectors piece as well as a good optical instrument. Objectives x4. X10 and x40 with x10 eyepiece. Rheostat controlled halogen illumination. Focusing condenser with iris. Stage clips.
Aimed at the educational and schools market this is a very robustly built microscope from Holland. There are several minor chips to the body paint work which in no way detracts from its performance. An ideal starter budget instrument - made to last. Objectives x4, x10 and x40 with a turret space for a x100 (can be supplied). Separate coarse and fine focus controls. Fixed Abbe condenser with iris diaphragm. Good sized stage with slide clips. Tungsten illumination.
Our Yearbook can provide a permanent record of many interesting explorations into the small scale world. Material taken from our library and online magazine - Micscape - has been collected together and reformatted, providing a full colour book to delight everyone interested in enthusiast microscopy.
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Many bee keepers use microscopes to help maintain their bees and to determine what pollen is being collected to make the honey. This is one of the best resources online for bee keepers. Full of useful tutorials and tons of videos showing you how best to manage bees. Visit here...
Brunel Microscopy training courses are fit for professionals and enthusiasts alike, and are almost unique in offering microscopy expertise in the form of bespoke training courses. Training, especially for the hobbist is almost non-existent so Brunel Training is a good place to start if you would like to really learn microscopy quickly and thoroughly.
Microscopy is a science with many options. They offer tuition in their own centre for private individuals, groups (maximum size 12) or industrial applications in their own premises - the choice is yours.
Wim van Egmond
Wim has been a giant in the microscopic world of study and exploration. One of the first contributors to Micscape and microscopy-uk, he has continued to surge forward throughout many years, achieving accolades and awards for his detailed and informative work. Learn more about him by visiting his page here...
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Silkworm. Image courtesy and copyright of Oliver Meckes of Eye of Science
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by Michael Reese Much USA
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Like other hobbies and interests, clubs and friendly organisations exist where you can become a member of a Microscopy Group and share information with others. Join one of these...
The BERLINER MIKROSKOPISCHE GESELLSCHAFT eVis an association of professionals and amateurs from the most diverse professions. They maintain a common hobby - microscopy with regular meetings every two weeks at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Belgium The Royal Antwerp MicroGraph Society (KAGM) is an association which welcomes new members and is based in Antwerp with regular meetings at The University of Antwerp, Campus Three Oak. Building O, Bioruimte (3rd floor), Fort 6 street, 2610 Wilrijk
United States Of America The New York Microscopical Society. In over sixty years of the society’s existence they have accumulated a trove of prized possessions. The walls of their meeting building is lined with shelves of books on microscopy and about 30 antique brass microscopes are on permanent display. There is a large collection of microscope slides, specimens
and up-to-date microscopes with which to examine them.
San Fransico Microscopical Society. The society was developed as a non-profit educational institution devoted to the teaching of microscopy and as a meeting place where members could share their experiences and techniques.
The Postal Microscopical Society was established in 1873, with its primary aim the circulation of boxes of microscope slides and notes to the members. This is still the aim today when, after fluctuating fortunes over the years, a membership of around 240 contributes to a lively and friendly society. In 1998 the PMS celebrated 125 years of existence.
The British Phycological Society, based in Northern England, is a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the world, and is the largest in Europe.
Worldwide Online Facebook Group Amateur Microscopy Group sharing pictures and videos and is a lively group.
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