2019 RMS Digital Calendar

For the first time the RMS has put together a digital desktop calendar. Each month you can have a new scientific image as your computer wallpaper or desktop, included on the image is the calendar for that month with all the important RMS events highlighted. 

All the images used were submitted to our annual calendar image competition, congratulations to those selected.


You can download the 2019 images here:

January 2019

Nanoflowers
Pseudo-coloured nanoflakes of molybdenum disulphide, imaged at National University of Singapore’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. (Zeiss Supra 40 Gemini SEM)
by Felix Utama Kosasih, University of Cambridge
Sponsored by Zeiss

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February 2019

A slice through the Imprint of an Ancient Insect
A cross-section through the hollow endocast of a fungus gnat preserved in Baltic amber from the Eocene. Several segments of the antenna extend from the head on the left, legs hang beneath the thorax in the centre, while the abdomen is visible to the right. (Zeiss XRM520 at the Lund University 4D Imaging Lab)
by Gavin Taylor
Sponsored by 2B Scientific

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March 2019

An Infectious Corkscrew
A false-colour Scanning Electron Micrograph of an adult Heligmosomoides polygyrus. This rodent parasite inhabits the intestinal space of its host and coils closely around the intestinal villi. (Jeol IT-100 Scanning Electron Microscope)
by Leandro Lemgruber, University of Glasgow
Sponsored by JEOL (UK) Ltd

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April 2019

Colony Development of the Major Fungal Lung Pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
In the hunt to observe cell fusion, GFP- and Katushka- expressing A. fumigatus were co-innoculated to form this colony in order to identify cells that had undergone cell fusion and contained both fluorophores (cyan and yellow, respectively). (Leica TCS SP8 X Confocal Microscope)
by Darren Thomson, University of Manchester
Sponsored by Leica Microsystems

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May 2019

Keep Your Eyes on Me
Surface of the compound eye of a relict insect (Cocles sp.) from Madagascar. Males use their enlarged eyes to locate females while flying at night. The specimen was sputter-coated and observed in a scanning electron microscope. (Jeol Neoscope JCM-5000, JEOL, Ltd. (Nikon Metrology UK Ltd) at 15 kV high vacuum, following specimen coating for 150 s at 18 mA with gold/palladium (Quorum Technologies SC7620), giving a coating of 12.5 nm)
by Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou, University of Oxford
Sponsored by Quorum Technologies

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June 2019

Helix pomatia
Cross section of Burgundy snail (Helix pomatia) foot. (Zeiss Primo Star HD HAL/LED)
by Heiti Paves, Optika & Diagnostika
Sponsored by Zeiss

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July 2019

Living on the Colony Edge
Mixed fluorescent Aspergillus fumigatus fungal hyphae growing and surviving in the presence of the antifungal drug Tunicamycin. The colony is coloured based on depth in the 3D volume. (Leica TCS SP8 X Confocal Microscope)
by Darren Thomson, University of Manchester
Sponsored by Leica Microsystems

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August 2019

Karlsbad Sprudelstein
Karlsbad Sprudelstein is a rare sedimentary rock with ‘ooids’ made of aragonite. Ooids are coated grains, where concentric thin layers of the carbonate aragonite, deposited by hot waters, are progressively accreted on a sand grain. This rock is just fantastic under the microscope. Sample provided by Axel Munnecke. (Nikon D810 on Zeiss Axioscop 40 pol.  Transmitted polarised light, Crossed polarisers plus red tint plate. Objective 5x (width c. 5 mm), Sample: 30-micron glass-covered thin section of rock)
by Bernardo Cesare, University of Padova
Sponsored by Linkam Scientific Instruments

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September 2019

Peridotite from Ardnamurchan, Scotland Rock Thin Section
Thin section of Peridotite from the Ardnamurchan volcano of c60 million years ago viewed by polarised light microscopy. Contains olivine, pyroxene and some feldspar. (Olympus BH2S, SPlan4x objective, polarised light, Canon EOS500D camera on custom mount to trinocular head)
by Neil Taylor, SciArtImages (www.sciartimages.co.uk)
Sponsored by Olympus

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October 2019

Saduria entomon
Portrait of Saduria entomon, a benthic isopod crustacean of the family Chaetiliidae. (Zeiss SEM EVO)
by Heiti Paves, Optika & Diagnostika
Sponsored by Zeiss

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November 2019

An Alien in Your Backyard
Close-up of the head of a 4mm planthopper (Agalmatium bilobum). The specimen was sputter coated and then imaged using a scanning electron microscope. (Jeol Neoscope JCM-5000, JEOL, Ltd. (Nikon Metrology UK Ltd) at 15 kV high vacuum, following specimen coating for 150 s at 18 mA with gold/palladium (Quorum Technologies SC7620), giving a coating of 12.5 nm)
by Leonidas-Romanos Davranoglou, University of Oxford
Sponsored by Quorum Technologies

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December 2019

Spiritromba di Falena
Particolare. (Leitz Wetzlar 1955)
by Mauro Boller, Quekett Microscopical Club
Sponsored by Leica Microsystems

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