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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 66

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 66.

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1.  Special Call for Archival Proposals making use of DDT  
          data on the Chandra Deep Field South 

2.  Chandra Calibration Workshop

3.  The "Visualizing Astronomy at the CfA" Series 

4.  Two announcements from the High Energy Division of the AAS



Item 1. Special Call for Archival Proposals making use of DDT
            data on the Chandra Deep Field South

A ``Dear Colleague" letter soliciting archival proposals to reduce and analyze 
the CDFS data, beyond the standard and merged data products to be provided by 
the CXC, has been released today, 14 Sept 2007.

The proposal deadline is 7 November 2007 at 5pm.

Please refer to the CXC website for more information.

Direct link:   http://asc.harvard.edu/proposer/index.html#CDFS

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


Item 2.  Chandra Calibration Workshop 

25 Oct 2007, Huntsville, AL

The Chandra Calibration Workshop (CCW) will be held at the conclusion
of the 8 Years of Chandra Symposium.  Calibration related posters will
be displayed all through during the Symposium, and talks will be presented
in an afternoon session on Thursday, October 25.  For registration and
abstract submission instructions, please see
or contact ccw at head.cfa.harvard.edu

Vinay Kashyap


Item 3. The  "Visualizing Astronomy at the CfA" Series

The CXC EPO group is pleased to announce the return of this series of 
talks aimed at engaging the scientific community -- including those 
using Chandra data -- in the challenges of visualizing astronomical data 
and results.  The full schedule, along with the speakers and the titles 
of the talks, can be found at: http://hea-www.harvard.edu/~ascpub/viztalks/

Webcast: Each presentation will be available to view online as a live  
webcast (requires realplayer) at 
http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/dvlwrap/ live/live.ram
Please note, nothing will show on the above URL until the actual time  
of the talk.

Megan Watzke


Item 4.  Two announcements from the High Energy Division of the AAS

Nominations are now being solicited for the Rossi Prize.

The Rossi Prize is awarded annually in honor of Bruno Rossi ``for a
significant contribution to High Energy Astrophysics, with particular
emphasis on recent, original work.''

The prize includes a cash award, a citation, and an invited lecture by
the recipient at a meeting of the Division. This is usually a plenary
talk to the whole AAS at its January meeting.

A nomination for the prize, consisting of a written letter of support,
may be made by any member of the High Energy Division and should be
sent to Christine Jones (Secretary-Treasurer of the Division) by
October 15.  Selection of the prize recipient will be made by the
full Executive Committee of the Division.

Additional information about the nomination and award can be found
at http://www.aas.org/head/rossi/rossi.nomin.html

Nominations may be sent by regular mail (Christine Jones, Center for
Astrophysics, MS-3, 60 Garden St. Cambridge MA 02138) or as attached
.pdf file (cjones@cfa.harvard.edu). A confirmation that the nomination
was received will be sent by email to the nominator.


HEAD Executive Committee nominating committee

This fall the High Energy Division will be electing a
Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Treasurer and three new members
of the Executive Committee.  A nominating committee consisting
of Alice Harding (Chair), Joel Bregman and Fiona Harrison will
be putting together a slate of candidates.  If you would like
to make suggestions for nominations, please contact a member
of that committee.  Alternatively, the Division bylaws state
that a Division member also can be a candidate for a post if
nominated by ten or more members.  Such nominations, along
with a statement that the nominee agrees to serve if elected,
should be sent to the Secretary-Treasurer Christine Jones (see
addresses above).

Christine Jones



			October 10, 2007

	Phillips Auditorium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
The Symposium is open to all intereted people.  For program updates, check: 

 9:00 -  9:20    Welcome

 9:20 -  9:40    Masahiro Tsujimoto:  An X-ray Imaging Study of the Stellar 
Population in RCW49

 9:40 -  10:00   Jan-Uwe Ness   Understanding the High-resolution X-ray 
spectra of RS Ophiuchi

10:00 - 10:20    John Fregeau  The link between X-ray binaries and globular 
cluster dynamics
10:20 - 10:40    Carles Badenes  No Smoke from the Gun:  The Quest for 
Signatures of Type Ia
                   Supernova Progenitors

10:40 - 11:00    Coffee  

11:00 - 11:20    Jifeng Liu     Precise measurement of the black hole spin for 
M33 X-7

11:20 - 11:40    Jeremy D. Schnittman  Self-consistent X-ray Spectra from 
Accreting Black Hole Binaries


11:40 - 12:00    Shane Davis The Impact of Magnetic Stresses and 
Inhomogeneities on Accretion Disk

12:00 - 12:20   Jonathan McKinney  How to form ultrarelativistic jets

12:20 - 2:00  p.m.    Lunch    
2:00  - 2:40  p.m. Belinda Wilkes  Chandra's Role in the Changing Face of AGN

2:40  - 3:00     Elena Rossi:  Growing Supermassive Black Holes by z = 6 with 

3:00  - 3:20     Elena Gallo   AMUSE-Virgo: on the survival of super-massive 
black holes in faint
3:20  - 3:40     Tea

3:40  - 4:00     Jesper Rasmussen  Probing galaxy evolution in groups with 
Chandra and XMM

4:00  - 4:20     David Sand   A systematic search for galaxy cluster 
supernovae at 0.1 < z < 0.2

4:20  - 4:40     Elena Rasia   Galaxy Clusters as plasma physics laboratories 
and cosmological probes

4:40  - 5:00     Ian Parrish   The Magnetothermal Instability and its 
Application to Clusters
                      of Galaxies


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