The world is filled with interesting sights, unseen to the naked eye but revealed with a microscope. This course will introduce “Microscopy” both as a tool for scientific exploration and as a hobby. We will cover the origins of the microscope and its role in deepening our understanding of the natural world. We will explain how to choose and use a microscope for home use or for grandchildren to enjoy. There will be a significant “hands-on” component to this class – animal, vegetable and mineral! We will learn how to prepare our own specimens and explore the Secret World.
During one week of the class, we will join Dr. Elaine Humphrey remotely at the Advanced Microscopy Facility at University of Victoria for a guided tour of the lab. We’ll be able to view specimens through a Scanning Electron Microscope and see the results on the screen!
Class size is limited, each participant will have access to a dedicated microscope for use in the practical parts of the class.
Presenter: Michael Bradley
Dates: 4 Fridays – March 15, 22, April 5, 12
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Capilano University, Sechelt