A Collaborative Doctoral Award has been granted for research into the NLO Lantern Slide and Spectral Plate Collection. All potential PhD students are very welcome to apply for this project. Further details here: (4th project on this list)
This sounds like a very intersting project/programme for someone. I hope the Zeiss Blink Comparator and the Hilger Plate measuring machine that I gave to NLO a couple of years ago (part of the return of the Mond Astrograph after Glyn Marsh’s untimely passing) will be of use in this project.
I shall certainly suggest them as part of the project. We have recently started a refurbishment of the NLO foyer and the next project is to set up the Mond as a special exhibit. Thanks for those nice photos!