Robert Hooke’s famous book on astronomy was called MIcrographia, indicating the link he saw between the study of the very large and the very small. Indeed, the equipment needed for both is similar. Some of the members of Rosliston Astronomy Group have become interested in microscopy and posts on this topic can be accessed via the link below.
The microscope provides a fantastic way to study the natural world even when it is cloudy or rains and recent rovers sent to Mars and discussions of likely exo-flora on other planetary bodies in our solar system have again demonstrated the role these instruments will be playing in astronomy-related research.
Click on the following link to view posts on microscopy: