Donald MacRae

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Donald Alexander MacRae (19 Feb 1916 – 06 Dec 2006) was a Canadian astronomer.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia he was the Chair of the Department of Astronomy (now Astronomy and Astrophysics) at the University of Toronto and Director of the David Dunlap Observatory from 1965 to 1978. He was one of a few Canadians who were early Ph.D. graduates in Astronomy from Harvard (1943), where he enrolled after graduating from the University of Toronto in 1937. He appeared in the Academy Award-nominated NFB documentary Universe (1960) as the astronomer. He died December 6, 2006.

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