December Virtual SMSI Meeting on ZOOM *


Amateur Night

Fridady, Dec. 4th, 2020

Meet and Greet: 6:30 PM; Presentation 7:00




SMSI Members and Friends,


What interesting microscopy, science, hobbies or other interests have you been doing during this past year? Please consider sharing your activities at our first virtual Amateur Night on ZOOM. Any contribution on the order of 5 to 15 minutes would be great! You can share images, videos, PowerPoint presentations or anything that you have on the screen of your computer. Just hit the “share screen” button on the bottom of the ZOOM display.  It will be great to see everyone!


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Topic: SMSI Amateur Night 12-4-20


Time: Dec 4, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


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