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Biographical entry Morton, Donald Charles (1933 - )

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Born
12 June 1933
Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada
Occupation
Astronomer and Astrophysicist

Summary

Donald Charles Morton is Researcher Emeritus at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council in Canada. Prior to this he was Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (1976-1986) and a researcher and lecturer at Princeton University in America. Morton is an expert in astrophysics, spectroscopy and instrumentation and has served on numerous Australian and international scientific bodies and committees.

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1952 - 1956
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics and Physics completed at the University of Toronto, Canada
1956
Award - Gold Medal received from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
1956 - 1957
Career position - Pearce Fellow at Princeton University, USA
1959
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Astronomy completed at Princeton University
1959 - 1961
Career position - Astronomer at the US National Research Laboratory
1961 - 1963
Career position - Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University
1963 - 1965
Career position - Researcher in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University
1966 - 1968
Career position - Research Astronomer, Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University
1968 - 1976
Career position - Senior Research Astronomer, Lecturer and Professor at Princeton University
1969 - 1976
Career position - Director of Graduate Studies at Princeton University
1970 - 1973
Career position - Council Member of the American Astronomical Society
1973 - 1976
Career position - Member of Astronomy Panel of the US National Science Foundation
1975 - 1976
Career position - Chairman of the Astronomy Panel of the US National Science Foundation
1976 - 1977
Career position - Member of the Expert Subcommittee for Australian Review of Observatories
1976 - 1986
Career position - Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory in Epping and Coonabarabran, New South Wales
1977 - 1982
Career position - Member of the Australian Synthesis Telescope Steering Committee
1977 - 1985
Career position - Councilor of the Astronomical Society of Australia
1979 - 1981
Career position - Vice-President of the Astronomical Society of Australia
1980
Career position - Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society
1981 - 1983
Career position - President of the Astronomical Society of Australia
1982 - 1986
Career position - Member of the Australian Telescope Advisory Committee
1984 -
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1986 - 2000
Career position - Director General of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, Victoria and Penticton, British Columbia
1987 - 1993
Career position - Member of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Board in Canada
1987 - 1998
Career position - Member of the Advisory Committee on Cosmology and Gravity of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
1989 - 1991
Career position - Vice-Chairman of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Board
1991 - 1993
Career position - Chairman of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Board
1995 - 2000
Career position - Member of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope Board
2001 -
Career position - Researcher Emeritus at the National Research Council of Canada

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