Virtual Microscopes at the Open University


The Virtual Microscope team has taken to the road a few times over the last few years:

A Virtual Petrological Microscope: enhancing learning of optical microscopy

Overcoming Barriers to Learning in the Geosciences: Leeds University - Wednesday 20th January 2011

VM representative - Simon Kelley

The Open University-NASA Apollo Virtual Microscope – a tool for Education and Outreach: 42nd Lunar and Planetary Sciences Conference, The Woodlands, Houston, Texas, USA - March 7th-11th 2011

VM representatives - Susanne P. Schwenzer and Everett Gibson (click here for photos)

ALHA77005: Monitor for Terrestrial Influence on Noble Gases and Analogue for Mars: 74th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Greenwich, London, UK - 8th-12th August 2011

VM representative - Susanne P. Schwenzer (click here for more information)

Beagle I and II Voyages: Charles Darwin’s rocks and the quest for Mars rock - the Open University’s virtual microscope has both:

AGU Autumn Meeting 2011 in San Francisco - 5-9th December 2011

VM representative - Susanne P. Schwenzer (click here for more information)

Objects from Space - an exhibition at the Royal Society, London; 27th January 2012. Click here for more information.

Nature’s Treasures 4 on 3rd March 2012 - a conference event at Oxford University Museum organised by the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain,  Gem-A (the Gemmological Association of Great Britain), the Russell Society and Rockwatch.

VM representatives - Andy Tindle and Susanne P. Schwenzer (click here for more information)

Glatton Jubilee celebration - 3rd June 2012 - a contribution to the British and Irish Meteorite Society’s display (click here for more information).

Open University Geological Society 40th Anniversary Symposium, Northampton University - 18th August 2012.

VM representatives - Susanne P. Schwenzer & Andy Tindle (click here for more information)

Lake House meteorite exhibition, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum - 10th September 2012.

VM representatives - Andy Tindle (click here for more information)

Moon Rocks iBook Celebration - 14th November 2012.

VM team present - almost everyone (click here for more information)

Cambridge University Alumni Event - 11th May 2013.

VM representatives - Andy Tindle & Peter Sheldon (click here for more information)

Note the virtual microscope team also has some of its work on permanent display in the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge - part of the “Darwin the Geologist” exhibition.


VM Team meets the public