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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 17
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 17.

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1. Chandra Fellows Symposium

2. CIAO2.3 coming in November

3. CHANDRA Calibration Workshop/CIAO Expert Sessions



*** Join us to hear what the Chandra Fellows have been doing.  ***

The Chandra Fellows present highlights of their work once a year at the
Chandra Fellows Symposium, which is open to all interested people. 
The Symposium 2002 will be Monday,  Oct. 7, 2002 at the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The program is provided below.
Any program updates can be found at:


Admission is free.  Light refreshments will be served. 


			October 7, 2002

	Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

   For program updates, check:http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2002.html. 

 8:45 -  9:00  a.m. 	Welcome

 9:00 -  9:20           Jeremy Heyl: Low Mass X-ray Binaries May Be Important 
                        LIGO Sources After All
 9:20 -  9:40           Eric Agol: Microlensing and Occultation of Main Sequence 
                        Stars by White Dwarf and Planetary Companions

 9:40 - 10:00	 	Ming Feng Gu: Dielectronic Recombination and Resonant 
                        Excitation Effects on Iron L-shell Emission in Collisionally 
                        Ionized and Photoionized Plasmas                   
10:00 - 10:20           Masao Sako: Line Scattering and the Bowen Fluorescence 
                        Mechanism in Optically Thick, Highly Ionized Media
10:20 - 10:40	 	Coffee

10:40 - 11:00           Anatoly Spitkovsky : Formation of Relativistic Outflows
11:00 - 11:20           Eric Pfahl:  Low-Luminosity X-ray Sources in the Galactic Bulge

11:20 - 11:40		Li-Xin Li:  The Giant X-Ray Flare of NGC 5905: Tidal Disruption 
                        of a Star, a Brown Dwarf, or a Planet?

11:40 - 12:00           Julia Lee : Probing Black Hole systems with Chandra: 
                        The HETGS View of the Microquasar GRS 1915+105 
12:00 - 1:20 p.m. 	Lunch

1:20 - 2:00             Keynote Speaker:  Leon van Speybroeck: Examples of 
                        Significant Chandra Imaging Observations
2:00 - 2:20             Jacco Vink: XMM-Newton RGS Spectra of SN1006 and RCW 86

2:20 - 2:40             David Strickland: Hot Gas in the Halos of Star-forming 
                        Disk Galaxies: Quantifying Supernova Feedback at Work

2:40 - 3:00             Ann Hornschemeier: The Stellar Content of the Chandra 
                        Deep Field-North

3:00 - 3:20             Tea

3:20 - 3:40	        Elizabeth L. Blanton:  Extended Radio Sources in 
                        Clusters of Galaxies

3:40 - 4:00             Licia Verde: Can Clusters of Galaxies be used as 
                        "Standard Candles"?

4:00 - 4:20             Andisheh Mahdavi: Chandra Observations of Galaxy Groups

4:20 - 5:00             Erik Reese: Exploring the X-ray Isophotal 
                        Size-Temperature Relation in Galaxy Clusters


Item 2. CIAO2.3 coming in November

A new version of CIAO is planned for release this November.

CIAO 2.3 will include everything needed to apply and use the new ACIS
`charge transfer inefficiency' (CTI) correction to obtain improved
energy resolution.

In particular:
- New CTI correction algorithm in acis_process_events 
- Automatic lookup of CTI corrected calibration files (gains, OSIPs, and
FEF files) 
- Support for latest CTI corrected FEF Files. mkrmf will calculates PI
matrices from PHA FEFs on-the-fly; this means that CTI-corrected PI FEFs
are unnecessary. 

Also being included in the release are: 
- A pixlib upgrade which contains a correction for the LETG Rowland
diameter problem. 
- An upgrade to the history mechanism. 
- A Sherpa upgrade to allow the pileup model to be used when channels are 
being ignored.

- Various small bug fixes and enhancements.


Item 3. CHANDRA Calibration Workshop/CIAO Expert Sessions 

Don't miss the opportunity to learn everything you always wanted to
know about the calibration of CHANDRA as well as how to solve your
thorniest issues with analysing your CHANDRA data at the upcoming
CHANDRA Calibration Workshop/CIAO Expert Sessions on November 5-8 in
historic Boston. Tons more information as well as registration and
abstract submission forms can be found at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccw_02/


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