Download the August 2020 digital calendar

A new image is available


Why not download a new scientific image to have as your wallpaper or desktop during August. Included on the image is a calendar so you can keep track of what's going on this month.

All the images used were submitted to our annual calendar image competition. The image selected for August is:

Hornblendite from the Lewisian Gneiss, Scotland rock thin section
Thin rock section of Hornblendite from Avernish, Highlands of Scotland viewed by polarised light microscopy. Hornblendite is a metamorphic rock and shows laths of actinolite in random orientation (actinolite is a member of the hornblende family) From the Lewisian Gneiss of North West Scotland, The oldest rocks in the UK, and amongst the oldest anywhere on earth. About 2500 million years old, half the age of the planet. (Equipment used: Olympus BH2S, SPlan4x objective, polarised light, Canon EOS500D camera on custom mount to trinocular head)
by Neil Taylor, SciArtImages
Sponsored by KEYENCE

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