MICSCAPE - Exploring the miniature world

Issue 224 - September 2014 : Articles this month       (ISSN 1365 - 070x)      Bimonthly, next issue November 13th.



A microscope slide by Henry Webb.
Image by Peter Paisley.

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Remarks on Henry Webb's output - Peter Paisley (Australia) DOCX (View in web format rather than doc format.)

The Brunel rocking microtome review - Stanislav Antonov (Russia)
The Olympus CH2 CHSP polarizing microscope - Greg McHone (Canada)
Curious microscopy sites reviewed - Mol Smith (UK)

Profile interview with Irina Kozorog (Ирина Козорог) stunning macrophotography of ants, wasps, bees - Mol Smith (UK)

"RUN! Ebola is coming" - Mol Smith (UK)

Walter Dioni: Sadly we have heard from his daughter that Walter, who was one of our longest running and most active contributors, quietly passed away a few days ago surrounded by family members and with doctors present.

He was greatly touched by all the messages of goodwill which he received and my colleague Maurice completed a book compilation of his essays on 'Safe Microscopic Techniques for Amateurs' which he received a copy of and was delighted with. Maurice was able to pass on the proceeds to help pay for his medical fees.

His daughter told us that during his illness he was working on a paper for publication on a potential new species with help from his son, which illustrates his lifelong passion for the microscopic world and his eagerness to share it.

Our sympathies to his family. Walter's contributions to Micscape are compiled here. Any messages can be passed on to his family via Maurice (see Main Index).

David Walker (Micscape Editor) Sept. 25th 2014

We are delighted to receive contributions small or large from microscopy enthusiasts whether a novice or expert. If you have an image, tip or article, why not share it, this magazine is what you make it!

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External links. Below are some of our favourites, which includes sites with extensive links and/or resources for the optical microscopy enthusiast.

External Microscopy forums:  Places to discuss the hobby or to raise queries.
www.photomacrography.net
forums, galleries, articles on macroscopy and photomicrography.
www.quekett.net/forum/index.php
forum for both Quekett Microscopical Club members and other enthusiasts.

Yahoo groups: a 'P' denotes current and archived messages are public i.e. not limited to members.
Amateur Microscopy P (started November 2008)
Yahoo Diatom Forum P
Microscope P (>1500 members, very active)
Microscopehobby
P (started Apr 2005)
Wild M20 microscope
microcosmo (for Italian speaking enthusiasts)
CombineZ P stacking software forum created by the software's author

Mikroskopie-Treff.de (Extensive German microscopy forum; some English categories.)
Mikrobiologische Vereinigung München e. V. Wide range of articles and resources in German.
Le Naturaliste French based forum and image gallery for micro / macro but open to non French speaking international contributors.

Other sites (also see Societies and Clubs page.)
Royal Microscopy Society Journal, 'infocus' and other resources for members and the community.
Quekett Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin and meetings for members.
Light Microscopy Forum links and articles
Little Imp Publications public domain books on CD. (Hosted by Savona Books).
Mikroskop Museum German website with resources on microscopes / makers .
Molecular Expressions awesome optical microscopy resources
Dennis Kunkel's SEM images stunning images
Diatoms Ireland - resource site by Leszek Wolnik
Leitz museum an illustrated resource compiled by Robert Allen
Microbe hunter a free monthly microscopy enthusiast magazine edited by Oliver Kim
Microscopies online magazine and Forum for French speakers
Micrographia articles, projects for the enthusiast
Microscopy Today
journal with online archive
Modern Microscopy
online journal by McCrone Group
Fun Science Gallery projects, articles on optics
G. Couger's microscopy links extensive links
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and free online at DBNL.
A Cabinet of Curiosities a resource on Victorian microscope slides by Howard Lynk
www.viewsfromscience.com projects by Ely Silk e.g. chilled stage for crystal growth studies and LED fluorescence
'Diatoms Ireland' resource by Leszek Wolnik
Historical makers of microscopes and microscope slides Brian Stevenson's extensive resource .
Victorian slide makers
Cambridge rocking microtome resources including manual

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