Chandra X-Ray Observatory
	(CXC)

Chandra Users' Committee

Next Meeting: September 27th, 2016

Meeting agendas, presentations, reports and responses for past meetings.


Chandra Observing Policy

For a summary of the observing policy of the Chandra X-ray Observatory, including information on proprietary periods, large projects, and distribution of observing time between GOs and GTOs, please see chapter 3 of the CfP.

Contacting the Chandra Users' Committee

The Users' Committee represents the larger astronomical community. If you have concerns about Chandra, you may contact one or more of the members listed below. Click here to email the whole Users' Committee.

Chandra Users Committee Membership List

NameOrganizationEmail
Arjun Dey NOAO dey@noao.edu
Mike Eracleous (CUC Chair)Pennsylvania State Universitymce@astro.psu.edu
Dale FrailNRAOdfrail@nrao.edu
Elena GalloUniversity of Michiganegallo@umich.edu
Matteo GuainazziEuropean Space Agencymatteo.guainazzi@sciops.esa.int
Thomas MaccaroneTexas Tech thomas.maccarone@ttu.edu
John MulchaeyCarnegie Observatories mulchaey@obs.carnegiescience.edu
Feryal OzelUniversity of Arizonafozel@email.arizona.edu
Samar Safi-HarbUniversity of Manitobasamar.safi-harb@umanitoba.ca
John Stauffer IPAC stauffer@ipac.caltech.edu
Yasunobu Uchiyama Rikkyo University y.uchiyama@rikkyo.ac.jp

Ex Officio, Non-Voting
NameOrganizationEmail
Jeff HayesNASA HQ jeffrey.hayes-1@nasa.gov
Stefan ImmlerNASA HQ stefan.m.immler@nasa.gov
Wilt SandersNASA HQ wilton.t.sanders@nasa.gov
Allyn TennantNASA/MSFC, Project Scienceallyn.tennant@msfc.nasa.gov
Martin WeisskopfNASA/MSFCmartin.c.weisskopf@nasa.gov

CXC Coordinator
NameOrganizationEmail
Andrea PrestwichCXC Director's Officeaprestwich@cfa.harvard.edu

Previous Users' Committee Members

Purpose of the Users' Committee

The Committee will ensure a broad-based community input to CXC functions and will provide the general user with a formal mechanism for influencing the CXC. It will ensure that the CXC, the general users, and NASA regularly meet together to discuss CXC operations and the needs of users. All services provided by the CXC will be subjects of consideration.

The committee will be advisory to the CXC and will make its reports to the Director of the CXC.

Membership

The committee will consist of 10 - 15 members representing the principal groups concerned with Chandra development and the general Chandra User Community. The membership will be predominantly from outside the Chandra development teams and the CXC. The chairperson will be from the outside user community.

Members will be appointed by the Chair and CXC Director in concurrence. The principal basis for selection will be scientific or technical expertise. A reasonable effort will be made to achieve a group representative of the variety of user home environments: academic and other institutions; large and small organizations; geographic distribution; etc. Members will normally serve for 3 years, and membership will be rotated in a manner to be determined. Expertise of members will cover a range of instrumentation and scientific techniques.

Names of committee members and the meeting schedule will be widely disseminated so potential Chandra users will have the opportunity to discuss their questions and concerns with committee members before the meetings.

Meetings

The Users' Committee has generally met twice per year, with a shift to one in-person meeting each Fall starting in 2011.



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