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1590 - Hans and Zacharias Janssen made the first optical microscope by placing two lenses in a tube.

1609 - Galileo Galilei developed a compound microscope with a convex and a concave lens.

1665 - Robert Hooke using an early microscope discovered cells in living plant tissue.

1676 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek observed bacteria and other microorganisms in water, the first bacteria observed by man, using a single-lens microscope of his own design.

1938 - Ernst Ruska invents the electron microscope.

1981 - Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer invent the scanning tunneling microscope.

Microscopes for Kids
How Light Microscopes Work
Buying microscopes for children
History of Microscopes
Virtual Electron Microscope - Discovery Channel School

Build a Microscope
Build a van Leeuwenhoek Microscope
Building a Microscope - NASA
A Simple DIY Stereoscopic Microscope
How to make a digital microscope for £15
Making a home-made microscope
Microscopy Stains You Can Make at Home
30 minute USB microscope
Build an one Dollar Compound Microscope
Building a Scanning Tunneling Microscope for less than $100

Timelines
Microscopes: Time Line
Timeline of microscope technology
History of Microscopes
Timeline of Microscopy

Glossaries and Dictionaries
Glossary of microscope terms
Microscope Terms Glossary
Microscope Glossary of Terms Page

Museums
Museum of Microscopy
The Micropolitan Museum - Microscopy-UK
Nikon's Museum of Microscopy

Stamps
Microscopes on Stamps
Stamps and Microscopes
Identification by Raman microscopy of pigments on early postage stamps: distinction between original 1847 and 1858 - 1862, forged and reproduction postage stamps of Mauritius

Trivia and Quizzes
Microscope Parts and Lenses Game - Play Fun Trivia Quiz
Under the Microscope Quiz
Microscopy Quiz

General Microscopy Resources
Microscopes - Dr. John R. Stevenson, Miami University
Microscopes - BBC
Basic Concepts in Optical Microscopy- National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Electron Microscopy Techniques FAQ

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