This week on ‘Picture Postals’, something a little different. In the merry spirit of our new ‘deep fake’ era… HPL seen steering the controls of the Ladd Observatory telescope, Providence. In hi-res colour Vint-o-Vision.

[I had] the freedom of the college observatory, (Ladd Observatory) & I came & went there at will on my bicycle. […] So constant were my observations, that my neck became affected by the strain of peering at a difficult angle. It gave me much pain, & resulted in a permanent curvature perceptible today to a close observer. — Letter to Rheinhart Kleiner, November 1916.