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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 54
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2.  Chandra Users' Committee Meeting Oct 17, 2006 

3.  Phasing out the Chandra Data Archive Provisional Retrieval Interface (PRI)


                        October 13, 2006

        Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

   For program updates, check: http://cxc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2006.html

 9:00 -  9:20    Welcome

 9:20 -  9:40    Jan-Uwe Ness    The 6th Outburst of the Recurrent Nova RS Oph in X-rays

 9:40 -  10:00   Masahiro Tsujimoto  Joint Chandra and Suzaku Spectroscopy of 
                                 the Arches cluster
10:00 - 10:20    Carlos Badenes  Opening a New Window onto the Physics of Type Ia Supernovae 
10:20 - 10:40    Franz Bauer     Did We Miss a Local Supernova?

10:40 - 11:00    Coffee  

11:00 - 11:20    Shane Davis     Probing Accretion and Spacetime with Spectra 
                                 of Black Hole Binaries

11:20 - 11:40    Elena Gallo     Jets from Quiescent Stellar Mass Black Holes  
11:40 - 12:00    Jifeng Liu      Understanding the Nature of Ultra-Luminous
                                 X-ray Sources

12:00 - 12:20    Elena Rossi     Vertical Nuclear Profile of Hyper-accreting Disks

12:20 - 2:00  p.m.    Lunch    
2:00  - 2:40  p.m. William Forman  Shocks, Bubbles, and Filaments: the Interaction of 
                                 Supermassive Black Holes with Cluster Environments  

2:40  - 3:00     Weiqun Zhang    Numerical Studies of GRB Afterglows  

3:00  - 3:20     Doron Chelouche The Gaseous Halos of Galaxies and Quasars
3:20  - 3:40     Tea

3:40  - 4:00     Elena Rasia     Observing Galaxy Cluster Simulations with an X-ray Telescope

4:00  - 4:20     Benjamin Maughan Chandra Observations of the Galaxy Cluster
                                  Scaling Relations

4:20  - 4:40     David Sand      Galaxy Cluster Supernovae at 0.1 < Z < 0.2

4:40  - 5:00     David Pooley    Lensed Quasars: Zooming in on Quasar Emission Regions 


Item 2.  Chandra Users' Committee Meeting Oct 17, 2006

The CUC meets twice yearly and serves to ensure broad-based community
input to CXC functions, providing a mechanism for influencing the
Chandra X-ray Center.  The CUC membership, email addresses, and a list of past
recommendations to and reports from the CXC can all be found on the
CUC webpage at


The next Chandra Users' Committee Meeting will be held October 17,
2006 at the CfA in Cambridge.  If you have concerns about Chandra
policies or direction, please contact the CUC members, whose emails
are shown at the above webpage. 


Item 3.  Phasing out the Chandra Data Archive Provisional Retrieval 
         Interface (PRI)  

The Provisional Retrieval Interface (PRI) to the Chandra Data Archive
(CDA) has been in operation for seven years and has been ready for
retirement for quite a while.
The only reason it is still around is that it provides a mechanism for
instrument teams to retrieve data associated with Engineering Requests
(ERs).  All other functionality is provided better by Chaser and
In order to be able to retire the PRI, the Chandra Data Archive
Operations Team (arcops) is planning to put into service a simple
light-weight webpage interface that will allow users to retrieve ER data.
Current plans are to terminate access to the archive through the PRI
as of 1 December 2006.

Arnold H. Rots  


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