SMSI Members and Friends,


Michelle Nichols presented at our After Xmas, Xmas Party in 2019 and gave a very good presentation on what has been learned from the robotic space crafts on Mars.


This Friday, February 12th there’s a presentation by Michelle Nichols: “The Future of Space Exploration”. It’s a virtual presentation hosted by the Prospect Heights Library. The presentation is available for viewing all day, but one needs to register at . Once on the library web site, click on “Calendar” and then click on the Space Exploration presentation on the February 12th calendar square. This will bring up the registration form. Submit the form and you will get a confirmatory E-mail.


Here is the library announcement:


Date: 2/12/2021
Start Time: All Day


 Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at Adler Planetarium, discusses some of the most intriguing questions about space exploration; topics include space tourism, exploring the solar system using robots, when might we finally land on Mars, and much more.

Registration Ends: 2/12/2021 at 9:00 AM


May we all learn more about the exploration of Mars and about space robotics.


Art Struss






    Microscopy Educational Resources:


McCrone Tutorials and Presentations on YouTube:


McCrone Research Institute Online Learning Session: Dispersion Staining Fundamentals (Meggan Dempsey)


McCrone Research Institute Online Learning Session: Microchemistry Fundamentals (Sebastian Sparenga)


Brian Ford (InterMicro 2020)


An Evening with Brian: "How Science Triumphs over Nonscience"

The Microscope - Volume 68, First Quarter 2020

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