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Andy Tindle in the Virtual Microscope Lab
POSTED 01/07/2021 - 23:48
Find out more about the UKVM project on YouTube


We've completed the JISC funded United Kingdom Virtual Microscope project although we've still got quite a few more rocks to add to the collection. As part of the project we've put over 100 virtual rocks on-line as thin sections,…

Buzz Aldrin with Moon Lander on surface of the Moon
POSTED 01/07/2021 - 23:59
A New Collection - Moon Rocks

We've just completed our second public collection, 28 rocks from the Moon, collected by astronauts during NASA missions Apollo 11 to Apollo 17. They're now…

Composite screenshot of the original virtual microscope website home page
POSTED 01/08/2021 - 00:25
Welcome to the Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences

We're opening the new system with the UKVM collection, which initially includes 60 rocks and thin sections from around the United Kingdom. We've selected a range of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, but if your favourite isn't here don'…

Screenshot of OpenScience Laboratory website Home page
POSTED 01/08/2021 - 00:05
Wolfson OpenScience Laboratory

The Virtual Microscope for Earth Sciences will now be linked to the Wolfson-funded OpenScience Laboratory at The Open University. In partnership with the Knowledge Media Institute at The Open…