White Papers due Oct 19: Call for White Papers for Cool Attitude Targets (CATs)

This white paper call requests suggestions for lists—either existing or custom catalogs—of astrophysical objects that provide a deep reservoir of targets to be included in the observing schedule as needed to satisfy thermal constraints. Chandra observations of CATs should have intrinsic science value, noting in particular that it is likely that a random subset will be observed.

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CIAO workshop at AAS 233 in Seattle

Are you new to Chandra data and the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software? Are you an experienced CIAO user and would like to discuss advanced data analysis topics with CIAO experts?Members of the CXC will host a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop at the AAS 233 meeting in Seattle, WA.

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CalDB Version 4.8.0 Released

The CXC has released CalDB 4.8.0 as of Tuesday, 11 September 2018, with the following upgrade items:
(1) ACIS time-dependent gain (T_GAIN) updates
(2) Header modifications for early ACIS T_GAIN version N0005 (for GRADED datamodes or for non-CTI-corrected data cases)

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Einstein/Hubble/Sagan Fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP)

On behalf of the NASA Astrophysics Division, the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) announces the second annual call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships under the NASA Hubble Fellowship Program (NHFP), to begin in the Fall of 2019.

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