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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 63
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 63.

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1.  Chandra Cycle 9 Targets

2.  Eight Years of Science with Chandra 

3.  Chandra Calibration Workshop

4.  New Public Product: Chandra Image Book 

Item 1.  Chandra Cycle 9 Targets

The list of targets recommended by the Cycle 9 peer 
review is now posted at:


 Belinda Wilkes    
 Assistant Director      
 Chandra X-ray Center


Item 2.  Eight Years of Science with Chandra 

23-25 October, 2007
Marriott Huntsville
Huntsville, Alabama

This will be the fourth symposium in a series highlighting unique
imaging and spectroscopic results from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
The symposium also will cover recent results from the XMM-Newton,
Suzaku, Swift, INTEGRAL, RXTE and AGILE missions, as well as related
theoretical results.


The Symposium will include invited talks plus oral and poster
contributions. The number of slots for oral presentations is limited.
However, we will highlight the Posters via long breaks, with coffee
and refreshments in the Poster rooms.  Also, there will be an opening
reception Monday evening, and a Poster viewing session Tuesday
evening, both with food and drinks.  Receptions are co-hosted by
Northrop Grumman, the prime contractor for AXAF/Chandra.

The (confirmed) invited speakers are as follows:

Franz Bauer (Columbia)
    Chandra Galactic Center Survey 

Mark Bautz (MIT)
    Galaxy-cluster structure and cosmology 

Marcella Brusa (MPE)
    Iron-line background and the COSMOS survey 

Konrad Dennerl (MPE)
    X-rays from planets & comets 

Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)
    X-ray opportunities with GLAST 

Brian McNamara (Waterloo)
    Feedback in clusters of galaxies 

Rachel Osten (Maryland)
    Stellar X-ray super-flares 

Cara Rakowski (NRL)
    SNR X-rays and shocks 

Alicia Soderberg (CalTech)
    SN-GRB studies 

Yasunobu Uchiyama (JAXA/ISAS)
    Resolved jets in AGN 

Ben Williams (U. of Washington)
    Chandra Observation of M33

The DEADLINE for abstract submission is 1-Sep Saturday. Please submit
your abstract on-line at

Please note that you must be registered for your abstract to be
considered for oral presentation, and that the last day for early
registration is 12-Aug Sunday EDT. Requests for oral contributions will
be reviewed by the SOC, and those accommodated will be notified in
mid-September. If we cannot schedule your presentation for a talk, we
very much hope that you will present it as a poster.

Registration is open at

Registration fees are $375 ($200 for students) on or before 12-Aug
Late registration fees are $450 ($250) afterwards.  There will be a $50
processing fee for all cancellations on or before 28-Aug Tuesday, with
no refunds thereafter.

Registration includes Breakfast 23-25 Oct, Lunch 23-24 Oct, food at the
22-Oct Monday opening reception and at the 23-Oct Tuesday Poster
Viewing, and the 24-Oct Wednesday Banquet at the Huntsville Art Museum.
It also includes museum viewing and the museum's special exhibit, "The
Red Clay Survey".

The Symposium will end before lunch on 25-Oct Thursday. After lunch, the
Chandra Calibration Workshop will occur 25-Oct Thursday afternoon, also
at the Huntsville Marriott. The purpose of this workshop is to share the
Chandra calibration teams' knowledge of the detectors and mirrors with
the community, while encouraging participation and feedback in the
process of calibrating the Observatory. 
While there is no registration fee for this workshop, attendees must
register. Visit the CCW web site at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccw/ for more
information and to register. Abstracts for the CCW may be submitted at


Group room rates are available at the Symposium meeting site - the
Marriott Huntsville, 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL (phone
256-830-2222).  The government guest room rate is $88.75, while the
non-government guest room rate is $114.00. In order to take advantage of
the Symposium rates, reservations must be made by 22-Sep Saturday.


The most current information on the Symposium can be found on the web
In particular, news and announcements will be posted at

Dan Schwartz and Steve O"Dell


Item  3.  Chandra Calibration Workshop

     25 Oct 2007, Huntsville, AL

The 5th Chandra Calibration Workshop (CCW) will be held
at the conclusion of the 8 Years of Chandra Symposium at
Huntsville, AL.  Abstracts are solicited on various aspects
of Chandra calibration.  Calibration related posters will
be displayed throughout the Symposium, and talks will be
presented in an afternoon session on Thursday, October 25.
The abstract deadline is Sep 10, and they may be submitted
online, at

Vinay Kashyap


Item  4.  New Public Product: Chandra Image Book

Those of you who take digital photos are probably familiar
with the many imaging services offered on line. One aspect of these
services is that your images can be printed as albums or
transferred to products such as mugs or other such items
offered by the services.

For those who would like to make albums of Chandra images
or to put Chandra images on other products, we have
posted a selection of images  to the public gallery on the
Kodak site. See:
Click on Marketplace in the upper left
to order something such as the big legacy book at the 
bottom, or a mug. 

The legacy book can be ordered as is, or you can
personalize your own, using the selection of images
posted in the public gallery (and tailoring them as well
as the captions and text). Or you can import your own
favorite images to this (or any other such service) and
make your own products. We are not endorsing this
service above others. We have posted a finished
product and selection of images for ease of access for those
who do not want to create a product from scratch.

Kathleen Lestition                      
Education & Outreach Coordinator        
Chandra X-Ray Center                                 


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