PUKALANI - "Exploring the Micro World" will be the topic of this month's talk at the Maikalani University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Gary Greenberg, who invented three-dimensional light microscopes, will present an overview of the history of microscopes and what science has learned from them.
There have been many advances in microscope technology and imaging in the last two decades, particularly in the area of 3D imaging and computer analysis.
The new technology has brought into view previously hidden phenomena and into focus previously blurred objects, and created 3D images from stacks of 2D optical sections.
Greenberg will also show his microscopic images of moon dust from Apollo 11 and man's first visit to the moon.
His talk is part of the institute's monthly Maikalani Community Lectures, which are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the institute at 573-9500.