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THE INVISIBLE MICRO-UNIVERSE
special presentation by Dr Robert Berdan
learn about microscopy, pond animals, water bears and amazing crystals - suitable for anyone 10 years old and over
Tuesday May 21 from 6:30 -8:00 pm at the Cochrane Public Library
presented by the Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation - FREE
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Snowy Owls by Dr. Wayne Lynch In Alberta this past winter we had the coldest February in 83 years. For many weeks, temperatures ranged between -20° and -35° C. At the same time we had an influx of wintering snowy owls - read more.
Tips for Buying a Light Microscope by Dr. Robert Berdan. There is a microscopic universe all around us filled with alien creatures and crystals with colours like no where else on the planet. Many microscopic sized items even include the food we eat - read more.
Crystals Photographed with Polarization Microscopy: Water, Beer, Caffeine, Vitamins, Amino Acids and Human Tears by Dr. Robert Berdan Crystals viewed and photographed through a polarized light microscope are the most beautiful colours I have ever seen in nature - read more.
Photographing the Kaskawulsh Glacier from the Air by Robin and Arlene Karpan. Everything about Kluane National Park is big. Sprawling across southwestern Yukon, it's home to the world’s largest icefields outside the polar regions - read more.
Photography beyond the visible - Come along with me on my travel through the microcosm...by Gerd Günther For several years now I have been working with a Leica DMLB research grade microscope - read more.
The Art of Seeing and the Visual Elements of Design A Guide to Composition in Photography by Dr. Robert Berdan For most of us, knowledge of our world comes largely through sight, yet we look about with such unseeing eyes - read more.
Photomicrography of Hydra - a model for studying regeneration and aging by Dr. Robert Berdan. The name Hydra was derived from a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology - this article shows Hydra that lives in fresh water. It is used in research to study regeneration and aging - read more.
Photographing Rotifers by Dr. Robert Berdan An interest in Rotifers started after microscopist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) described them in a letter from 1687. These microscopic organisms live in water including ponds - read more
Photographing Ciliates by Dr. Robert Berdan You may have been introduced to Paramecium in biology class, a single celled (unicellular) "simple" ciliate found in pond water. Only ciliates are not simple but some of the most complex cells on the planet - read more.
How to Collect and Photograph Water Bears (Tardigrades) by Dr. Robert Berdan As a biologist and photographer I am drawn to the beauty that is all around us; sometimes it's big and sometimes it's small - learn about water bears here.
Tips on How to Take Better Pictures with a Microscope - Photomicrography Dr. Robert Berdan In this article I share some tips on how to take better photomicrographs with a light microscope - read more.
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NEW - CALGARY MICROSCOPY CLUB
I would like to start a Calgary Microscopy Club that would include presentations, field trips and educational programs. If you are interested please email me and I will contact you when I have enough to warrant a meeting. Topics to include macro-photography, stereo-microscopy, photo-micrography for biologists, geologists, stamp and coin collectors etc. Anyone interested is welcome.