Workshop Focus and Structure

This workshop seeks to leverage Chandra's legacy and maximize its impact on the development of Lynx science and design objectives.

The workshop will cover two and a half days of science sessions, starting on Tuesday morning and ending on Thursday at lunchtime; there will be no parallel sessions. There are two types of oral presentations (invited and contributed) as well as poster presentations. Posters will remain on display throughout the workshop. The meeting will have coffee breaks with refreshments in the poster room to allow browsing and interactions with the poster authors.

Additional Meeting Info


The registration deadline has now passed. Please contact with any questions.

CIAO and SOXS Workshop

The CXC is soliciting interest in a free one day CIAO workshop on August 7, 2017 just prior to the start of the "From Chandra to Lynx" workshop. Depending on interest, an introduction to SOXS, the primary simulation tool for simulations of Lynx observations, could also be part of the presentations. The CIAO workshop will be tailored to the attendees, but usually consists of a few talks in the morning with ample time in the afternoon with CIAO and SOXS experts to assist individuals with their specific data analysis questions.

Possible CIAO topics for the talks include:
  • Introduction to X-ray astronomy
  • Advanced CIAO
  • Topics in Chandra Calibration
  • Intro or Advanced Sherpa
  • Intro or Advanced MARX
  • Intro or Advanced ds9

Users interested in attending the CIAO Workshop should contact Helpdesk stating their level of expertise and their main interests, including their interest in learning about SOXS. Interested users will be contacted with more details prior to the date of the workshop.

Visa Information for International Participants

International visitors who present an oral talk, poster, or an exhibit and whose country does not participate in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program may request a letter of participation from for a B1 Visa for Business in a timely manner. When requesting a letter of participation, please provide presentation information and full contact information (telephone and mailing address).

Others who do not meet the above criteria but need a visa for entry may apply for the same Visitor Visa except it will be for the Visa for Tourism-Pleasure (B2 Visa). No support letter from CXO2Lynx17 is required.

For more information and guidance regarding the Visitor Visa program, please read: Directory of Visa Categories.