“From Cells to Galaxies” offers a visually captivating and intellectually engaging journey across the immense scales of the universe. This intriguing exhibition, curated by the faculty members of the Natural Sciences department, features compelling images captured through the accurate lenses of microscopes and telescopes. Biologists, chemists, and physicists have all contributed to this remarkable exploration. This exhibit elegantly emphasizes the interconnectedness and shared patterns observable across diverse scales in nature – from the microcosmic realm of cellular structures to the vast macrocosmic expanses of celestial entities.
Tardigrade | LaGuardia Student Michael Betancourt and Dr. Charles Keller | Tardigrade sample collected near the confluence of Newtown and Whale creeks. Buccal structures, extremities, and full body. Images taken using a Nikon inverted fluorescence Ti-E microscope.
Spinnerets of ground spider Apodrassodes trancas (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) | Dr. Boris Zakharov | Skanning Electron Microscope Hitachi 500. Image laboratory (MIF) of American Museum of Natural History, New York. On image you can see silk goes out of some spigots.
A Damaged Microprocessor | LaGuardia Student Agnes Singh and Dr. John Toland | A damaged microprocessor is viewed with the Scanning Electron microscope at LAGCC. The picture in the top left is magnified 50X and the image is about 0.28 mm in width. The magnification increases going clockwise. The final image in the sequence is magnified 9000X and the width of the picture is 15.50 micrometers in width.
The First Quarter Moon | Physics Club, mentor Dr. Roman Senkov | Canon 70D, prime focus, telescope FSQ-106EDX4 f/5, mount iEQ30 Pro. Captured in New York City, April 8th 2022.