CMM at World Science Festival, 24 - 25 March, Queensland Museum

13 March 2018

There will be a Microscopy and MyScopeOutreach 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.

Visitors will experience the excitement of scientific discovery with real-world light and electron microscopy samples and activities using specialist tools that will ‘make the invisible visible’.

Expert CMM and NewSpec staff will facilitate a range of engaging imaging activities involving light microscopes and a Hitachi TM4000 benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with EDS on loan from NewSpecThese activities 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 (EDS) to quickly and safely determine the elements in gold, fool’s gold and meteorite samples.

The free online MyScopeOutreach website developed by the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF) and FEI company an amazing SEM simulator that will be available for visitors to use.

For further details please contact the CMM Director Prof.Roger Wepf ( or Dr Kim Sewell (

About UQ at the World Science Festival

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the World Science Festival Brisbane from 21-25 March 2018.  Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world!  The University of Queensland will showcase their expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.