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Last modified: 14 September 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.

Chandra/CIAO workshop at AAS 233, 2019 January 5&6, Seattle, WA

Members of the CXC will host a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop at the AAS 233 meeting in Seattle, WA. A copy of the workshop description is below:

            Chandra/CIAO workshops are aimed at helping users, especially graduate 
            students, post-doctoral fellows and early-career researcher to work with 
            Chandra data and the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software.
            Several workshops have been previously organized at the Chandra X-Ray 
            Center (see for more details) and 
            this is the first time a CIAO workshop is organized in connection with the AAS.

            The workshop will feature talks on introductory and advanced X-ray 
            data analysis, statistics, and topics in Chandra calibration. The workshop 
            will also include hands-on sessions where students can practice X-ray 
            data analysis following a workbook of CIAO exercises or perform their own 
            analysis with members of the CIAO team ready to assist. Participants are
            required to bring their own laptop.

Students must register for the workshop when they register for the AAS 233 conference.

If you have any questions about the content of the workshop please contact the CXC Helpdesk

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.

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.

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 CXC Helpdesk. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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