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EarthBound SEM Events Workshops

Dr Alex Ball FRMS,
Head of Imaging and Analysis,
The Natural History Museum,

I'm project lead on a new programme to bring portable Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM) into schools and I've been working with Kate Bellis and Alex Hyde for some time to bring a portable SEM to Wirksworth as part of the Earthbound project.

The initiative is part of Hitachi's Global Education Outreach Programme (Hitachi EOP) and uses a portable SEM which is both easy to operate and flexible. It would give students using it a true experience of using a state-of-the-art scientific instrument in a package compact enough to fit in a school classroom. I have been using these same SEMs for public outreach for almost 15 years and it's long been an ambition to put together a programme to get the microscopes into schools, so the Hitachi EOP offers a fantastic opportunity to do just that.

These Workshops will hopefully be taking place in the Summer and Autumn terms with local Derbyshire school children and community groups.

For more details if interested, Please email:

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EarthBound Show

EarthBound Show will launch in the early summer of 2022 at the Newly rebuilt National Stone Centre, Wirksworth, Derbyshire before touring. Watch this space for future details and dates.

HILL, EarthBound’s older sister exhibition at The Copeland Gallery in London, 2019.
Photo by Benjamin Rice.

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