Microscopy LIVE!

Electron microscope image of a bee wing

Join us online for an hour of real science in real time!
Microscopy LIVE! is a free interactive event that brings our electron microscopy lab to you, whether you’re in your living room, your classroom, or at your desk. Each session, we explore a different sample and let the audience decide what we focus on. You’ll be able to ask questions, see just what goes on in the laboratory, and even drive the microscope yourself from wherever you are! 
Microscopy LIVE! is held via Zoom and recorded so you can enjoy it in your own time, so make sure you register using the form on our website to get access and to stay up to date.
The next Microscopy LIVE! event will be held on Friday 25th November at 11:00-12:00 GMT. Your hosts Dr Jen Mitchell and Francesca Willcocks are busy hunting down mushrooms and fungus for a seasonal Microscopy LIVE!

<p>False-colour SEM image of bay tree pollen collected during Microscopy LIVE!<br></p>

False-colour SEM image of bay tree pollen collected during Microscopy LIVE!

Images from Microscopy LIVE!

  • Mine ore

  • Mine Ore

  • Phytoplankton

  • Coccolithophore & Diatoms

  • Dog hair

  • Horse hair

  • Crocus pollen

  • Lemon tree pollen

  • Paint brush

  • Wooden pencil

  • Dawn Redwood leaves

  • Rosemary leaf

  • Ice cream

  • Ice cream

  • Moth proboscis

  • Moth eye

  • Martian Meteorite

  • Vestan Meteorite

Microscopy LIVE! is open to everyone, no matter your experience with science or electron microscopy. These are friendly and informal events where no question is a stupid question. On top of the live event, each session of Microscopy LIVE! is recorded so you won't miss out if you can't attend, but make sure to register to get access to the summary booklet full of the images we collect as well as our prize quiz.
Check out our YouTube channel to watch our previous sessions!
Microscopy LIVE! is proudly partnered with JEOL UK Ltd

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