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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 83

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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 83.

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1.  Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

2.   Chandra Calibration Review

3.  X-RAY ASTRONOMY 2009:  Present Status, multiwavelength approach 
        and future perspectives 

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, 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. 

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)

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).

Registration is open at
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


A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of Chandra's First 
Decade of Discovery and the Chandra Calibration Review at the Seaport 
Hotel, which is adjacent to the World Trade Center. The room rate is 
$249/night for a standard room (single or double occupancy) plus 12.45% 
hotel taxes and a Hotel Inclusive Charge of $3 per room per night. For 
more than two guests in a room, there will be a $25 charge per person 
per night.

This rate is available for the dates September 20 through September 26, 
2009. In order to take advantage of the rate, reservations must be made 
by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 21, 2009. Requests for accommodations 
received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space available 
basis at the hotel's prevailing rate, including the federal government 
rate for government employees.


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

Scott Wolk, Doug Swartz and Antonella Fruscione


Item 2.  Chandra Calibration Review

We will be holding the Calibration Review in conjunction with 
Chandra's First Decade of Discovery symposium at the Seaport
Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. Calibration talks will be
presented on Monday September 21, and calibration-related
posters will be displayed throughout the symposium.


Vinay Kashyap


Item 3.   X-RAY ASTRONOMY 2009:  Present Status, multiwavelength approach 
        and future perspectives 

                   SECOND CIRCULAR
        |               X-RAY ASTRONOMY 2009                  |
        |     Present Status, multiwavelength approach        |
        |           and future perspectives                   |
        |             September 7 - 11, 2009                  |
        |          Aula Absidale di Santa Lucia               |
        |               Bologna  (Italy)                      |
        | http://www.iasfbo.inaf.it/events/xray2009/index.php |

Dear Colleague,

This is the second announcement for the Bologna X-ray Astronomy 2009
conference. The meeting will highlight the contributions of XMM-Newton,
Chandra and Suzaku observatories over the last ten years and celebrate  
the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009). We plan to address major
observational and theoretical aspects of X-ray emission from a wide  
range of cosmic sources. Emphasis will be given to multiwavelength studies of
cosmic sources and associated synergies with major facilities at all
wavelengths, and on the perspectives for future high-energy astrophysics

We would like to notify you that, due to technical problems with  
payments by credit card, the DEADLINES for abstract submission and early
registration have been postponed to:

                         ----> MAY 15 <-----

A preliminary program, along with a list of invited speakers is  
available at
and is also appended below.
Please visit our website at:
for registration, hotel booking and further information.

With best regards,

The SOC and LOC

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Monday 7th:
   morning (11:00-13:00): Stars
   afternoon (14:30-18:00): SNRs, PWNs and GRBs
   evening (19:00-): Cocktail Party

Tuesday 8th:
   morning (9:00-13:00): Compact Galactic Sources
   afternoon (14:30-19:00): Compact Galactic Sources,
                            Normal and SB galaxies

Wednesday 9th:
   morning (9:00-13:00): Clusters & LSS
   afternoon (14:30-18:00): AGN Physics
                            Giorgio's special session
   evening (20:00-): Social Dinner

Thursday 10th:
   morning (9:00-13:00): Nobel Lecture (R. Giacconi)
                         AGN Physics
   afternoon (14:30-19:00): AGN Census and evolution

Friday 11th:
   morning (9:00-13:00): Current and future missions
                         Future perspectives and closing remarks

Invited Speakers:
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Della Ceca Roberto
Drake Jeremy
Fiore Fabrizio
Gallo Elena
Ghisellini Gabriele
Giacconi Riccardo
Gilli Roberto
Grindlay Josh
Israel  Gianluca
Jones Christine
Kouvelioutou Chryssa
Matsuoka Masaru
McBreen Brian
McClintock Jeff
Miniutti Giovanni
Molendi Silvano
Montmerle Thierry
Nakazawa Kazuhiro
Pareschi Giovanni
Parmar Arvind
Predhel Peter
Sanders Dave
Schartel Norbert
Takahashi Tad
Terashima Yuichi
Trinchieri Ginevra
Watson Alan
Weisskopf Martin
Wijnands Rudy


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