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Dr. Andy Tindle in front of the Apollo VM.

At the OU's Moon night, held on 1st December 2017, the VM Apollo pages sparkled in their best light... presented by Dr. Andy Tindle. About 200 visitors - school students, their parents, siblings, and members of the general public, visited the OU to explore what it means to become an astronaut - and what the Apollo astronauts achieved on the Moon. Curious to see the Apollo...

Specially created and other learning materials to accompany the virtual microscope.

Explore Tools for online teaching

Learn about minerals and rocks under the microscope on the Open Educational Resources site OpenLearn, or download our ibook from Apple's itunes store.

The virtual microscope user guide is here.

The latest addition to our collection of geological specimens.