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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 50
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 50.

CXC Web site: cxc.harvard.edu

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1.  Cycle 8 Recommended Target List

3.  New Chandra Video Podcasts 


Item 1.  Cycle 8 Recommended Target List

Due to the additional complexities of time allocation with the current
strong limitations on time constrained observations, the Cycle 8 recommended 
target list will be released (on our website and in a bulletin) by the end of 
next week, 14 July 2006, rather than 7 July, as originally anticipated.

Belinda Wilkes
Assistant Director  
Chandra X-ray Center (CXC)  



                         Oct 4-7 (Wed.-Sat), 2006

                            Stanford Court Hotel
                         San Francisco, California


                ABSTRACTS DUE to the AAS by JULY 21, 2006

                           CONFERENCE WEBSITE

Abstract submission, registration, scientific program and travel details:


The AAS High Energy Astrophysics Division (HEAD) will hold its
ninth  Divisional meeting in October of 2006 in San Francisco to
bring together the wide spectrum of topics embraced by our field.
Scientific areas to be covered at this meeting
include far-ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma-ray astronomy,
cosmic rays, high-energy processes in cosmic objects, and
gravitational wave astronomy.

The meeting sessions will be science-based, rather than mission
based.  Oral sessions will include plenary reviews plus contributed
talks.  Ample time will be allowed for viewing papers in the poster
sessions.  Evening discussion sessions may be organized on topics of
current interest.  Anyone with a topic in mind for a special session,
please contact Stephen Murray (ssm@head.cfa.harvard.edu).



All submitted abstracts will be published in the Bulletin of
the American Astronomical Society (BAAS), which will be available at
the meeting.  In order to meet this tight publication deadline, all
abstracts will be submitted to and processed by the AAS
by the due date of July 21, 2006.  Abstracts submitted after this
date will only be accepted at the discretion of the Scientific
Organizing Committee and will be published in the BAAS in a later

You must submit your abstract via the WWW.  WWW submission, forms and
instructions can be found online at:


Due to space limitations, each participant is allowed
a single abstract

If you need a visa to enter the USA, we recommend that you apply
3 months before the meeting date. Information
on who needs a visa and of what type can be found at:



The Stanford Court Hotel

Depicting early San Francisco history and the gold rush, this classic old
world luxury hotel sits atop Nob Hill, where the Big Four railroad 
Leland Stanford's mansion once was, lost in the earthquake and fire 100
years ago. A Tiffany-style stained glass dome and a dramatic 360deg. mural
of early San Francisco grace the lobby. The luxurious guest rooms project
an understated elegance through the mix of an English country manor
style with antique furnishings accented with sumptuous bed linens.
We have negotiated a block of rooms at a very reasonable price for
San Francisco, so be sure to book early.

Hornblower Yacht Dinner Cruise

Join us for an Evening Banquet Cruise on the
San Francisco Bay!

On Friday, October 6th we will cruise the San Francisco Bay on the
Monte Carlo, one of the beautiful Hornblower yachts. We'll spend
three hours on the water taking in stunning city views and enjoying
the evening sunset. Under the full moon, we'll cruise by Alcatraz
Island and under the Golden Gate Bridge.

An elegant, multi-course dinner will be served onboard. The Monte Carlo's
large picture windows and its expansive top deck will make great locations
for viewing the evening's exciting finale—fireworks on the Bay. It promises
to be a memorable evening.

You can purchase your tickets on the registration page, the cost
per person is $69.00.


Scientific Organizing Committee:
(HEAD Executive Committee)

Steve Murray (chair)
Mitch Begelman (vice-chair)
Christine Jones (secretary)
Bryan Gaensler
Rita Sambruna
Tod Strohmayer
Chris Reynolds
Julie McEnery
Roger Romani
Roger Blandford (past chair)
Ilana Harris (press officer)

(Local Organizing Committee Chair)

Steve Boggs, University of California

For further information   please visit the
Conference Connection website at:


or contact:

Eureka Scientific Inc.
2452 Delmer St. Suite 100
Oakland California  94602-3017

Phone (510) 530-1688
Fax   (510) 530-2416
email  headmeeting06@earthlink.net


Item 3.  New Chandra Video Podcasts 

Now you can take Chandra anywhere. Just download Chandra Podcasts 
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/ to your portable MP3 
player (or computer) and go.  Podcasts let you subscribe and 
automatically download audio and video content when it becomes 
available.  The first two Chandra podcasts have made the top 100 Science 
Podcasts at the Apple iTunes Music store - help us make them #1!

Now playing: Chandra, Not Your Backyard Telescope (06-09-2006)

Kimberly Kowal Arcand, for the Chandra EPO Group


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