Preface to the book

Welcome to the February 2013 version of the Beginner’s Guide to Microscopy.

What is amateur microscopy?


Amateur microscopy, enthusiast microscopy or citizen microscopy – all of these terms mean essentially the same thing. It is the use of microscopes for the love of observing and exploring one’s surroundings.

Introducing the Microscopy Forum

I’ve now installed a microscopy forum which adds an extra level of organization by pre-defining certain categories. It is also not necessary to register in order to use the forum.