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Daniel "Dan" Osborne
Originally from California, Daniel "Dan" Osborne came to Alaska in 1967 to attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). After studying geophysics, in 1970 he was hired by Charles "Bucky" Wilson at the Geophysical Institute at UAF to install a remote research station in Stevens Village, Alaska and collect data related to research on infrasound and the aurora borealis. Dan went on to have a career with the Geophysical Institute as a project engineer, running their Poker Flat Research Range observatory at Fort Yukon, setting up remote research stations and equipment, and building research instruments in particular related to optics and infrasound. He is retired from the Geophysical Institute, is the past president of the Friends of the Tanana Valley Railroad in Fairbanks, Alaska, and is the author of Alaska's Tanana Valley Railroads: Images of Rail (Arcadia Publishing, 2013). In 2000, he participated in the afternoon storytelling session at the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and shared some of his memories of working there.