The Society Offers Courses and Workshops in all Phases of Light Microscopy:

Use of the Microscope: Theory and techniques in light microscopy.

Polarized Light Microscopy: an advanced course for those who have completed “The Use of the Microscope” or are experienced in microscopy and familiar with the theory of its use.

Workshops include Care of the Microscope: Cleaning and adjustment of mechanical parts and optics,  use of tools and cleaning fluids for both.

Course Instructors

The course instructors include, Jan Hinsch formally of Leica, Inc., Mary McCann of McCann Imaging, Dennis O’Leary of Micro-Optical, John Reffner of John Jay College and N.Y.M.S. Instructor Don O’Leary.


Lectures & Outreach

In addition to the courses and workshops, there is our Spring and Fall Lecture series which continue throughout each year. These lectures are usually in the form of presentations by noted professional and enthusiasts from a  variety of fields in microscopy-related science and technology and are mostly held in our Clifton, N.J. headquarters.

Our various Outreach programs bring the science and fun of microscopy to teachers and students.  The Outreach programs are held at off-site locations, such as Central Park, The Brooklyn Museum, etc.

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