August 16-19th, 2016

Harvard College Student Organization Center at Hilles. 59 Shepard Street Cambridge, MA


The Chandra X-ray Observatory continues to provide stunning and revolutionary insights into the high energy Universe and almost all branches of astrophysics. Following a very positive outcome from recent engineering studies, the Chandra mission is planning and looking forward to at least ten more years of operations. This workshop will draw on the depth and breadth of community expertise to envisage the future of Chandra science: the major advances yet to be achieved, the multi-wavelength opportunities future ground-based and space-based facilities will offer, and the perspectives on a "big data" archive expected to accumulate more than two decades' worth of exquisite X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. In exploring the discoveries Chandra has yet to make, we will hone the scientific requirements and priorities for future X-ray missions.

We invite the astrophysics community to come and celebrate the ongoing success of Chandra and to help define "Chandra Science for the Next Decade".

For more information, see General Meeting Info.

Download the workshop poster.

Important Deadlines

Wed, June 15, 2016Final deadline for contributed talk abstract submission.
Thu, July 8, 2016Deadline for poster abstract submission.
Thu, July 8, 2016Deadline for regular conference registration.
Fri, July 22, 2016Deadline for late conference registration.


Presentations are now available at the Program and Poster pages.

PDF programs available for download.

The third announcement has been posted. The workshop program has been posted!

Second announcement including abstract and registration deadlines has been posted!

Conference registration is now open. Participants may register at the rate of $280 until June 30th, 2016. A late registration period at a rate of $330 will be available until July 22nd, 2016.

We are now accepting abstract submissions for contributed talks and posters. Abstracts will be accepted until June 15th, 2016.

First announcement has been posted!