CalDB Version 4.7.9 Released

The Chandra X-ray Center has released Chandra CalDB Version 4.7.9 as of 28 June 2018 to the public. The new CalDB upgrade includes three items:
* ACIS contamination model (CONTAM) version N0011
- Includes a modification for ACIS-I
* HRC-I time-dependent quantum efficiency (QE) corrections
* HRC-S updated time-dependent QE Uniformity (QEU) corrections version N0009

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CIAO to only support Python 3.5 in the next release

The reason for this change is that support for Python 2.7 is being phased out for several of the software packages on which CIAO relies. The CIAO 4.10 version - which was released April 2018 - will be the last release to provide a version compatible with Python 2.7

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Accretion Workshop Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce the invited speakers for the Chandra Science Workshop on Accretion in Stellar Systems to be held in Cambridge, MA USA on August 8-10, 2018

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