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A World You've Never Seen!

Press Release Date 
Thursday, 17 June, 2004
The Nikon Small World National Museum Tour stops at The Tech Museum of Innovation through July 23, 2004. Experience over 20 breathtaking images, submitted from around the globe, and captured by combining photography with microscopy – photomicrography. Images magnified as many as 1,400 times will expose you to a world you never knew existed. Through this fusion of art and technology, experience beautiful images as varied as rat brain cells, nematode worms, latex spheres, a computer chip, sperm cells, and a variety of chemical crystals.

Celebrating its 29th year, the annual Nikon International Small World Competition was founded in 1975 to recognize excellence in photography through the microscope. The competition|!s reputation has grown throughout the years and is regarded as the leading forum for recognizing the art, proficiency and photographic excellence involved in photomicrography.

More than 1200 images were submitted to this year's competition by photomicrographers from around the globe. Entries were evaluated on their originality, informational content, technical proficiency, and visual impact by an independent five-person judging panel. The Tech is just one of the 22 stops on the Nikon Small World National Museum Tour.

Additional Information
The Nikon Small World Exhibit is free to the public, and is on display in New Venture Hall on The Tech Museum of Innovation's main level. Tickets to The Tech's galleries and IMAX are $9, $8 and $7 each for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. Combo tickets (galleries and one IMAX film) are available for $16, $15, $13 for general admission, seniors and children, respectively. The Tech is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.

About The Tech Museum of Innovation
Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley, Calif., The Tech Museum of Innovation, a non-profit organization, engages people of all ages and backgrounds in exploring and experiencing the technologies affecting their lives and aims to inspire the young to become innovators in the technologies of the future. For more information, visit www.thetech.org or call (408) 294-TECH.


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