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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 38
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 38.

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1.   Six Years of Science with Chandra Symposium

2.   Chandra Calibration Workshop 

3.   Star Formation in the Era of Three Great Observatories Workshop 
4.   New Education Products  


Item 1.  Six Years of Science with Chandra Symposium

***     S E C O N D    A N N O U N C E M E N T        ***
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*    "Six Years of Science with Chandra" Symposium      *
*         Dedicated to Leon Van Speybroeck              *
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*               2 - 4 November 2005                     *
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*           Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston                  *
*         Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA                 *
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*       Organized by the Chandra X-Ray Center           *

The Chandra X-Ray Center is pleased to announce that registration and
abstract submissions are open for the Symposium "Six Years of Science
with Chandra" to be held in Cambridge, MA (USA) on November 2 to 4,

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory was launched six years ago on July
23, 1999 and has been making significant advancements in astrophysics
ever since.  This meeting will highlight science results from the past
six years of operation with emphasis on recent results.  Contributions
covering recent results from the XMM-Newton Observatory are also

This symposium is dedicated to the late Leon Van Speybroeck, the
telescope scientist who led the team that designed the fine mirrors
for Chandra.


The symposium will include invited talks plus oral and poster
contributions.  Here is a list of invited speakers
and the subject on which each will speak (note that titles may
change slightly):

        Mitch Begelman (U. Colorado, Boulder) [To Be Confirmed]: Open
                       Scientific Questions in X-Ray Astronomy

        Sarah Gallagher (UCLA): AGN-Galaxy Feedback

        Christine Jones (SAO): AGN-Cluster Feedback from M87 and
                               Perseus observations

        Vicky Kalogera (Northwestern U.): X-Ray Binaries Population

        Richard Kelley (GSFC): First Results from ASTRO-E2

        Anne Kinney (NASA): Astronomy and Astrophysics in the NASA 
                                Strategic Roadmap

        K.D. Kuntz (UMBC/GSFC): X-rays from Normal galaxies: a detailed
                                study of M101

        Carey Lisse (U. Maryland): The Comet 9P/Tempel 1 Impact

        Maxim Markevitch (SAO): Dark Matter constraints from cluster

        Giusi Micela (Palermo Obs.): The Chandra Orion Ultra Deep

        Sangwook Park (Penn State U.): Supernova 1987a

        Paul Reid (SAO): X-ray Optics: past, present and future

        Jurgen Schmitt (Hamburg Univ.): Spectroscopy of young stars

        Patrick Slane (SAO): A detailed Study of 3C58

        Douglas Swartz (MSFC): Ultraluminous X-ray sources in nearby

        Jane Turner (UMBC/GSFC): New Results on Spectroscopy of AGNs

        Diana Worrall (Bristol Univ.): Radiogalaxies, jets and their

The astronomical community is strongly encouraged to propose oral
and/or poster contributions for the symposium.  Abstracts should be
submitted on-line at


The DEADLINE for abstract submission is **15 JULY 2005**.

Because there is a limited number of slots for oral presentations, all
requests for talks will be reviewed by the SOC which will notify
presenters by August as to whether or not an oral presentation will be
possible. In the unfortunate event that we are unable to satisfy the
request we encourage participants to present their results as a poster


On-line registration is open at:


Registration fees are $350 ($200 for students) by SEPTEMBER 1, 2005.
Late registration fees are $435 ($250) afterwards.  There will be a
$50 processing fee for all cancellations prior to Friday, 9 September
and no refunds thereafter.

The registration fees include the symposium dinner on Thursday
November 3 at the Boston Museum of Science. Included in this event is
a private viewing of the museum's special exhibit "Star Wars: Where
Science Meets Imagination."


Chandra Calibration Workshop
Monday, 31 October to Tuesday, 1 November

The Chandra Calibration Workshop (CCW) is taking place at the Royal
Sonesta Hotel on the two days prior to this symposium (31 October - 1
November). 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 satellite. This year, there will be a special
session on "Incorporating Calibration Uncertainties into Data
Analysis" on Tuesday afternoon (November 1).

There is no registration fee for this workshop, however attendees must
register. Visit the CCW website
at  http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccw/for more information and to register.


Reduced-rate rooms are available at the meeting site, the Royal
Sonesta Hotel Boston. The room rate is $189/night plus 12.45% hotel
taxes. This rate is available for the evenings of 29 October through 6
November, allowing guests to spend either weekend in Cambridge as
well. In order to take advantage of the symposium rate, reservations
must be made by **1 OCTOBER 2005**. For more information see:


E-mail: sixyears@head.cfa.harvard.edu

Six Years of Science Symposium
Chandra X-ray Center
60 Garden Street, MS-02
Cambridge, MA  02140


The most current information on the symposium can be found on the web
site at:

In particular, news and announcements will be posted at:


We hope to see you soon in Cambridge!

Antonella Fruscione
and the SOC and LOC committees


Item 2. Chandra Calibration Workshop  

The 2005 Chandra Calibration Workshop will be held on
October 31 and November 1 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
in Cambridge, immediately preceding the Chandra 6 Years
Symposium.  It is intended to share the Chandra teams'
knowledge of the detectors and mirrors with the community
while encouraging participation and feedback in the
process of calibrating the satellite.  Presentations are
solicited on aspects of Chandra calibration and its
effects on data analysis and interpretation.  To register,
or to get more information, go to

Vinay Kashyap


Item 3.  Star Formation in the Era of Three Great Observatories 

                            A workshop sponsored by 
                           the Chandra X-ray Center
                Co-Sponsored by The Spitzer Science Center
                           hosted in Cambridge, MA
                             July 13-15, 2005


The goal of the workshop is to review topics in star-formation
which are inherently multiwavelength, and to both define the
current state of knowledge and the points of current controversy
where new observations are most needed.  We plan to focus on topics 
for which the Great Observatories have the most to contribute during 
this unique period of simultaneous operation.  We will also consider 
observations from other facilities as well as theoretical work.
We anticipate coverage of galactic and local-group star forming
regions and potentially galaxies of the local group. We hope to 
come away with a list of future strategies and goals to be 
presented to NASA and the project leaders of each of the three telescopes.


    * The ISM
    * Protostars
    * Disk Evolution
    * Rotation/saturation/dynamos
    * Clustering/populations
    * Multi-telescope studies in the Orion Star Forming complex 
		      and other star forming regions

    * There will be splinter sessions on disk evolution, 
		 rotation, populations and other selected topics. 

    * Early registration has past but a few slots are still available.
    *  DEADLINE: Late Abstract Submission deadline is June 3 or
        when the room is full.

    * Registration fee: There is no registration fee

    * You may submit abstracts and register at:

    * Book your hotel room: conference rates are available through June 12\\

    * A Partial list of participants may be found at: 


Item 4.  New Education Products  

Two new education products, a CD and a poster showcasing Chandra observations
of sources in our Milky Way,  are now available. Please go to the "New in 
Education" link (http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/update.html)
on the CXC top page for information and links to the request forms. Copies
will be available at the AAS meeting in Minneapolis.

We have also augmented our supply  of bookmarks and postcards which can be
used for informal education activities. These are available from the common 
order form linked from the "New in Education" page. The new versions will 
also be available at the Minneapolis AAS meeting.


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