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Donald A. MacRae (1916-2006): An Under-Recognized Canadian Astronomer


  We also would like to bring your attention to the excellent tribute to Professor Donald A. MacRae written by Professor John Percy. Donald A. MacRae was Chair of our Department and Director of the David Dunlap Observatory, and a leader in the Canadian astronomical…

AstroDoings Oct 2019 – Our Latest Awards


Undergraduate Students Shannon Vanderwourde is the recipient of the 2019 Maurice and Christine Clement Scholarship in Astronomy and Astrophysics. She has also been named the recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Jacob Taylor is the recipient of Smith Solis…

AstroDoings Oct 2019 – Featured Astronomy Alumni: Dr. Jielai Zhang


    Jielai, a gifted and enthusiastic graduate student, was named one of fourteen inaugural Schmidt Science Fellows. She kindly agreed to answer a few questions for our newsletter. We would like to thank Jielai for her time. Could you briefly tell us about yourself?…