The solidification behavior of a eutectic AlCu specimen is investigated via in situ scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) experiments. Solidification conditions are varied by imposing various cooling conditions via a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) based membrane. The methodology allows the use of material processed by a melting and casting route close to industrial metallurgically fabricated ma- terial for in situ STEM solidification studies. Different rapid solidification morphologies could be obtained solely on a single specimen by the demonstrated strategy. Additional post-solidification heat treatments are investigated in terms of observation of spheroidization of lamellas during annealing at elevated tem- peratures.