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Exploring the miniature world
  Issue 51: January 2000. Next update February 13th.

Image right: a common household object in a new light. See article below by Dave Walker.

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Issue 51 - January 2000 : Articles this month
Radiolarian shells: three small projects in digital imaging for microscopists - create stunning animations from stills. Martin Mach, Germany

The chaetognath, a strange creature - an illustrated look at an intriguing marine planktonic organism. Jean-Marie Cavanihac (France)

The investigation of a microscope slide - interpreting the clues on a 19th century slide of Foraminifera to learn more about the slide and its preparer. Brian Darnton (UK)

Using the IntelPlay QX3 microscope - a user shares his experiences of how to get the best out of this new microscope. Jim Harper (USA)

What we can discover on a spider's leg - a photographic tour and description of the many features on a spider's leg. Wim van Egmond (The Netherlands)

The parts of a microscope - Ron Neumeyer (Canada)

Take a deep breath - a fascinating look at the different features which animals from Amoeba to man use to respire. Bill Amos (USA)

Fiber optics light, a home project - cold light sources are expensive. A design for the experienced DIY enthusiast or electrician. Rudolf Baumueller (USA)

Image Gallery: plant section in polarised light - Elan Mikel Sudberg (USA)

A method for preserving certain insects and arachnids - or a new use for nail varnish! Richard Howey (USA)

Update on 'Forays into photomicrography with digicams' - further tips on using a consumer digital stills camera over a microscope. Includes tips on DIY camera supports. Paul James (UK)

Multi-coloured macro - common objects around the home can be used to create attractive images when viewed in polarised light and photographed in close-up. Dave Walker (UK)


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The details of the 'Practical Microscopy' course to be held at Belstead House, Ipswich, UK in Aug/Sep this year have changed. Please click here for details.

A meeting for QMC and PMS members of the Southern Group has been organised in Langton Matravers, Dorset, UK on Saturday, May 20th, 2000. Click here for details.

One of the highlights of the microscopist's year is the Frank Rowntree Meeting organised by the Leeds Microscopical Society. This open national microscopical meeting and exhibition will be held on Sat. June 3rd 2000 in Morley near Leeds, UK. Click here for details.

The Reading Microscopical Society's info' page has been updated. It now includes this years meeting programme and details/application form for the Reading Convention - an open meeting for microscopists on April 15th. Click here for details.

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