CMM at World Science Festival

15 March 2017
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There will be a Microscopy and MyScope Outreach activity on 25th and 26th March presented by the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (CMM) as part of the World Science Festival at the Queensland Museum.

The activity station will feature two benchtop scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) on loan from Hitachi Australia and devices running the free online
MyScope Outreach website recently developed by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) and FEI company.   

Visitors will experience the excitement of scientific discovery with real-world light and electron microscopy samples and activities. Expert CMM and Hitachi staff will facilitate a range of engaging imaging activities involving light microscopes and the Hitachi SEMs. These include high magnification viewing of biological samples such as food mould, native bees, butterfly wings, mother-of-pearl and gecko feet, and the use of X-ray microanalysis to quickly and safely determine the elements in gold, fool’s gold and meteorite samples. Myscope Outreach features an amazing Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) simulator that will be available for visitors to use. 

For further details please contact the CMM director Prof. Roger Wepf  []  or Kim Sewell []

About UQ at the World Science Festival

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017.

Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland is proud to showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.