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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 3

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Bulletin     |             CC     XX XX    OO OO          | February
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 3.

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1. AO3 Updates
2. CIAO Workshop


1. AO3 Updates

A new web page is available with updates for the proposal information:


You can link to this from the top CXC page (cxc.harvard.edu) or the
top of the Proposer page. 

Current contents:

VF Mode for ACIS Observers

POG Errata: Science Justification should be submitted electronically

Planetary Observations with ACIS

LaTeX Template for Proposal Preparation

HRC-S/LETG Effective Area

2. CIAO Workshop

	   First Announcment
	2nd Chandra/CIAO Workshop
	   April 23-25 2001
   Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge, Mass, USA

Following the success of the First Chandra/ CIAO workshop, the Chandra X-Ray 
Center (CXC) is announcing the second in a series of workshops aimed at 
helping users to work with the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations 
(CIAO) software.

CIAO is the CXC software developed for the analysis of Chandra data. However,
CIAO is non-mission specific (apart from a few instrument tools). More info on 
CIAO can be found at:

The second workshop will be held at the Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, 
MA (USA) on April 23-25, 2001 (we have extended it to 3 days with more time 
for hands-on sessions following suggestions from the first workshop's 

A third workshop is planned for October 2001 and will be announced at a later 
date. Further workshops will be organized depending on demand.

Details of the program will be sent to registered participants and posted on 
the CIAO workshop Web site at

The program will include:
 - Introductory talks on X-ray Data Analysis, 
 - Calibration and Aspect Issues Related to Data Analysis
 - Beginner CIAO talks and demos 
 - Advanced sessions on specific topics, e.g. grating analysis, 
	extended source analysis, etc.
 - workstations will be available for participants to 
gain hands-on experience using CIAO on Chandra
 - members of the CIAO team will be on hand to solve problems.

[Sample Chandra data sets will be provided for attendees who do not
have (or do not wish to  use) their own Chandra data sets.

Potential participants may look at all the handouts made available to the 
participants during the first workshop, together with viewgraphs and scripts 
from talks and demos, on the workshop Web site.

We are working to allow the largest possible attendance and we are expecting 
to accept the first 25 to 30 registered participants (maybe few more). All 
participants excluded for this second workshop will be automatically enrolled 
in the following one, unless they indicate otherwise.

There is a small registration fee of $20 (to be paid at the workshop)
to cover refreshments.

If you would like to participate please cut the following registration form 
and send it to

Antonella Fruscione and the CIAO workshop organizing team

Some commments from attendees of the first workshop:

"From my point of view, the structure of the talks has been very well
organized and most of the talks were very useful in stressing the most
important part of the data analysis procedures: I am very
satisfied!!!" (Alberto Moretti, Merate Observatory)

"I think the workshop was VERY useful for pointing out caveats, reminding
of the complexities of the data and helping with the lingo that will
make it much easier to navigate through the help pages on the web."
(Dara Norman, Stony Brook)	

"I would have liked more days or perhaps half a day more."  
(Percy Gomez, Carnegie Mellon)

- ------------CUT HERE AND SEND TO cxchelp@head-cfa.harvard.edu----------------

Name :

Institution :

E-mail address :

Telephone number :

Have you ever analysed X-ray data before?  
  Einstein ___
  ASCA  SIS___ GIS___

If yes, what software did you use the most?

Have you used CIAO before?

What kind of data analysis are you most interested in learning 
(e.g. source detection in deep-fields, grating analysis of stars,
grating analysis of AGNs, imaging spectroscopy of extented sources,

Would you like to analyse you own Chandra data 
(if yes please specify obsid)?

Are you willing to come to the workshop in October if attendance
in April is not possible?


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