Edwin F. Danielsen ’51, November 10, 1994, in Sisters, Oregon, where he had lived since his retirement. He attended Reed for three years and then transferred to the University of Washington, where he received a BA and then went on to earn his master's and doctorate degrees in astrogeophysics. Edwin became professor of meteorology at the University of Washington, and he later taught at Penn State, the University of Hawaii, and Oregon State University. His research also led him to positions at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Ames Research Lab of NASA. There, he headed the theoretical studies branch of the space sciences department. After his retirement in 1988, he moved to Sisters, Oregon, and continued to pursue his other lifelong passion of painting. He is survived by a sister, two brothers, four children, and two grandchildren.
Appeared in Reed magazine: February 1995