By Steve Cussons
How do we make sense of the scale of the universe, from clusters of galaxies to sub-atomic particles? As an astronomer and microscopist, I am fascinated by these extremes of scale and how they can mirror each other. A petri dish can look like the view at the telescope eyepiece. It can be difficult to relate to this huge range of scale as a human. We are challenged to find our significance within the vastness.