Chris Ramsay

Hi, I'm Chris and I run things around here! I share all my microscopy experiments, microscope information and tricks, how to guides, and microscope reviews in the articles on this site. Browse around to see what you like (I recommend the experiment ideas section) or connect with me on any of the social platforms listed below.

Anton van Leeuwenhoek: Father of Microbiology and Microscopy

It’s a common misconception that van Leeuwenhoek invented the microscope, but microscopes were around for about 40 years before van Leeuwenhoek was born. Nonetheless, we still consider van Leeuwenhoek to be the father of microbiology and even the father of microscopy because of the remarkable developments he made in microscopy. Born in 1634, van Leeuwenhoek …

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Who Invented the Microscope?

There is debate over who invented the microscope. But we know that the first compound microscope was developed in a town called Middelburg in about 1590. The confusion comes from the fact there are two competing claims to the invention of the first microscope. These claims come from two neighboring spectacle makers who were both …

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