Donald Alexander MacRae (1916-2006)
Donald Alexander MacRae was the the chairman of the department of Astronomy and director of the David Dunlap Observatory from 1965 until 1978. He was an innovative teacher and a visionary scientist under whose leadership the department grew into a diversified and internationally recognized institution.
- In recognition of Dr. MacRae's outstanding contributions to teaching, the department of Astronomy and Astrophysics established the Donald MacRae Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics for undergraduate studies.
- Remarks by Peter Martin at the inaugural presentation of the MacRae Scholarship in the fall of 2004
- Some personal comments about Don MacRae on the occassion of his passing December 6, 2006
- The National Film Board Movie: "Universe" - Throughout his career, Dr. MacRae was a strong supporter of public outreach. He was the astronomer depicted in the National Film Board's 1960 Oscar-nominated short film "Universe". The movie shows him during a nightlong vigil at the David Dunlap Observatory. This film has garnered several awards.