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Last modified: 7 August 2018


CIAO Workshops

The Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) offers a series of workshops aimed at helping users to work with the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software.

Organizing a workshop

If you are planning your own CIAO workshop and would like to request support from the CXC, please submit the relevant details to the Helpdesk. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The 14th Chandra/CIAO workshop was held on 31 July 2018 at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA. Details and schedule information is available here.

Information on other past CIAO workshops - which includes electronic copies of all the handouts and presentations - may be found in the Previous Workshops webpages. Material from previous Cal workshops can be found on the Chandra Calibration Review pages.

Supplementary Material

Students and new CIAO users may find the following material useful:

  • The CIAO Exercise Workbook is a collection of exercises designed to aquatint users with CIAO syntax and concepts.

  • Users looking to hone their CIAO skills could attempt some of the projects from one of the recent X-ray schools during the hands-on sessions.

  • Users can also search through the Quick Start Guide to get started on their specific analysis path as quickly as possible.

Last modified: 7 August 2018
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