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Chandra Electronic Announcement #55

			     29 June 2009                                      
One announcement:

 1.  Chandra's First Decade of Discovery


Item 1.  Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

Registration is now open for Chandra's First Decade of Discovery
at http://cxc.harvard.edu/symposium_2009/index.html.

22-25 September, 2009
Seaport Hotel
Boston Massachusetts

This will be the fifth symposium in a series highlighting unique imaging and
spectroscopic results from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory. This event will
celebrate key science results from the first ten years of operation of the
Chandra X-ray Observatory.  The focus will be on results which have had the
largest impact on Astrophysics, including: The Cosmic Evolution of AGN, AGN
outflows, evolutionary processes in clusters of galaxies, source populations
and diffuse emission from normal galaxies, physical processes at the Galactic
center,  high spatial and spectral studies of neutron star physics, supernova
remnants and star forming regions. We will also cover recent results from the
XMM-Newton, Suzaku, Swift, INTEGRAL, Fermi, RXTE and AGILE missions, as well as
related theoretical results.

The DEADLINE for submitting abstracts to be considered for an oral
presentation is 10-July. Please submit your abstract on-line at
(the deadline for abstracts for poster presentations is 21 August 2009).


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


A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of Chandra's First Decade of
Discovery and of the Chandra Calibration Review at the Seaport Hotel, which
is adjacent to the World Trade Center where the meetings will be held. Rooms
can be reserved through the website at

In addition, HotelsCombined (direct search:
will give a 10% discount via cashback for room rentals at many area hotels
(see http://www.hotelscombined.com/Conference_Support for details). Some may
be at substantial savings over the Seaport rate.


Registration is open at
http://cxc.harvard.edu/symposium_2009/registration.html. Registration fees are
$475 ($300 for students, $225 for guests) on or before 4-September and $600
thereafter. There will be a $100 processing fee for all cancellations on or
before 21-August, with no refunds thereafter.

General and student registration includes two receptions, four breakfasts,
three lunches, and two breaks per day, plus a lunchtime cruise aboard the
Spirit of Boston. A guest registration fee includes both receptions, all
breakfasts and lunches, and one cruise ticket; attendance at the talks and
the breaks is not included.


The Chandra Calibration Review will occur 21-September,  the day before
Chandra's First Decade of Discovery, also at the Seaport Boston. The purpose
of the Calibration Review 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 review, attendees must register.
Visit the CCR web site at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccr/ for more information
and to register. Abstracts for the CCR may be submitted at


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.

The (confirmed) invited speakers are as follows:

Keynote speaker: Riccardo Giacconi (Johns Hopkins University)
Carles Badenes - (Tel-Aviv University)
Elizabeth Blanton  (Boston University)
Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University)
Eric Feigelson (Pennsylvania State University)
Victoria Kaspi  (McGill University)
Julia C. Lee (Harvard University)
Sera Markoff (API, University of Amsterdam)
Dave Pooley - (University of Wisconsin)
Dan Schwartz - (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Paola Testa - (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Alexey Vikhlinin  (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Q. Daniel Wang - (University of Massachusetts)
Martin C. Weisskopf  (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center)

SOC Chairs
Scott Wolk, Doug Swartz and Antonella Fruscione

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