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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 73

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 73.

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1.   6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop


Item 1.  6th Chandra/CIAO Workshop 

              20-22 October 2008
     Chandra X-ray Center, Cambridge Mass, USA

    The Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) is announcing the return of the
Chandra/CIAO workshops. This is the sixth in a series of workshops
started in 2001 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

    This workshop will be largely based on CIAO 4.0 which was released
In December 2007 and any software patch available at the time. A summary
of the features in the CIAO4.0 software can be found in the release
notes (http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/releasenotes).

    The sixth workshop will be held at the Center for Astrophysics in
Cambridge, MA (USA) on 20-22 October 2008. There is no registration fee
to attend.

    Details of the program will be sent to registered participants and
posted on the CIAO Workshop web site at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/workshop

    The program will include:


Introductory and Advanced Talks on X-ray Data Analysis and Statistics
Calibration and Aspect Issues Related to Data Analysis
Beginner and Advanced CIAO talks and demos including Sherpa, Chips and
Python/Slang in CIAO.
Advanced sessions on specific topics: grating analysis, extended source
analysis, etc.


For participants not bringing their own, laptops or workstations will be
available for to gain hands-on experience using CIAO on Chandra data.
Members of the CIAO team will be on hand to help.
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 previous workshops and at the previous
presentations on the workshop Web site Handouts and Presentations page.

    If you would like to participate please use the online registration
form at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/workshop/register_form.html
    We are expecting to accept the first 30 registered participants.

Antonella Fruscione and the workshop organizing team


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