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)
A Legacy Study of Stellar Lifecycles in the Galactic Center
Mark Bautz (MIT)
Galaxy-cluster structure and cosmology
Marcella Brusa (MPE)
Stacking photons in deep and large X-ray surveys
Konrad Dennerl (MPE)
X-rays from Comets, Venus, and Mars
Julie McEnery (NASA/GSFC)
X-ray opportunities with GLAST
Brian McNamara (Waterloo)
Feedback in clusters of galaxies
Rachel Osten (Maryland)
Who's Afraid of a Stellar Superflare?
Cara Rakowski (NRL)
Shock Physics in SNRs: an observational perspective
Alicia Soderberg (Princeton)
An X-ray View of the GRB-SN Connection
Yasunobu Uchiyama (JAXA/ISAS)
Resolved jets in quasars and radio galaxies
Ben Williams (U. of Washington)
The Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33)

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, 16 September. 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 Sunday, 16 September. Requests for oral contributions will be reviewed by the SOC, and those accommodated will be notified in late-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 Sunday, 16 September. Late registration fees are $450 ($250) afterwards. There will be a $50 processing fee for all cancellations on or before Sunday, 16 September 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 Museum of Art. 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 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 site

In particular, news and announcements will be posted at