Microscope building starts By adminNovember 6, 2016March 17, 2017blog Nov 4th, 2016: Assembly of Microscope 1 finally begins, after waiting for renovations and supplies to arrive. Here’s what the room looked like last month: Now newly renovated, our optics table has been rigged and floated. Carly help move equipment into the new space. And Simon has assembled several beam expanders for each of the lasers. They’re in plastic for the moment to help protect from dust. We should start mounting these next week.