The Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) offers a series of workshops aimed at helping users to work with the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software.
The most recent Chandra/CIAO workshop took place on Thursday and Friday, 07 & 08 January 2021, online as part of AAS 237 virtual meeting .
The CIAO workshop was be tailored to the attendees and consisted of a few talks in the morning with ample time in the afternoon hands-on with CXC experts to assist individuals with their specific data analysis questions.
Students and new CIAO users may find the following material useful:
The CIAO Exercise Workbook is a collection of exercises designed to aquatint users with CIAO syntax and concepts.
Users looking to hone their CIAO skills could attempt some of the projects from one of the recent X-ray schools during the hands-on sessions.
Users can also search through the Quick Start Guide to get started on their specific analysis path as quickly as possible.
Information on other past CIAO workshops—which includes electronic copies of all the handouts and presentations—may be found in the Previous Workshops webpages. Material from previous Cal workshops can be found on the Chandra Calibration Review. Lecture materials from prior X-ray astronomy schools emphasize the fundamentals of the discipline rather than any particular mission or software tools.
If you are planning your own CIAO workshop and would like to request support from the CXC, please submit the relevant details to the CXC Helpdesk. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.