Donald Charles Morton

Born:               1933 June 12, Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada

Citizenship:     Canadian

Residence:      1985 Rue de la Regence, St. Bruno, QC  J3V 4B7,  Canada


Married:          1970 to Winifred Austin, PhD, Chemistry

Children:         1975  Keith James, PhD, Electrical Engineering

                       1978  Christine Elizabeth now Christine Elizabeth Démoré, PhD, Physics

Education:      1952  Graduated from Northern Secondary School, Toronto

                        1956   BA Honours Mathematics and Physics, University of Toronto

                                   Gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

                                    Lieutenant Governor’s Silver Medal for the best standing in Science

                                     at Victoria College

                        1956-57  Pearce Fellow, Princeton University

                         1959   PhD Astronomy, Princeton University. Thesis:  Evolutionary

                                     Mass Exchange in Close Binary Systems

Appointments: 1952 -56 Student Assistant, David Dunlap Observatory, Richmond Hill, ON

                         1959-61 Astronomer, US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

                          1961-76  Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA – Observatory and

                                     Department of Astrophysical Sciences from Research Associate to

                                     Senior Research Astronomer and Lecturer with rank of professor

                           1969-76  Director of Graduate Studies in Astrophysics

                           1976-86 Director, Anglo-Australian Observatory. Epping and

                                       Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia

                            1986-2000 Director General, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics,

                                       National Research Council of Canada Ottawa, ON; Victoria and

                                       Penticton, BC

                             2001-   Researcher Emeritus, National Research Council of


Honours:              1980 Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society

                             1984  Fellow Australian Academy of Science