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Chandra Electronic Bulletin No. 88
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Welcome to the Chandra X-ray Center's Electronic News Bulletin Number 88.

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1.  High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy conference

2.  The Einstein Fellows Symposium

3.  The Chandra Calibration Review

4.  CIAO on MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

5.  Cycle 11 EPO CfP reminder

Item 1.  'High-resolution X-ray spectroscopy: past, present and future' conference

in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on March 15-17, 2010. 

Second conference announcement.

This is a reminder for the upcoming conference 

We would like to invite you to register at the website and submit 
an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. For your proposed 
presentation, please indicate which session topics would fit it best. 

Important dates: 
- November 1, 2009: abstract submission deadline for oral presentations 
- January 15, 2010: early registration deadline 
- March 1, 2010: late registration deadline 
- March 15, 2010: start of conference 

More information about the conference is available at: 


Jelle de Plaa

Local Organising Committee
High-Resolution X-ray  Spectroscopy: past, present and future
Utrecht, March 15-17, 2010
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
High-Energy Astrophysics Division
Sorbonnelaan 2
3584 CA Utrecht
The Netherlands


Item 2.  The Einstein Fellows Symposium

Tuesday,   October 27  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28: 9:00 a.m. to noon  

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden St. 
Phillips Auditorium

Join us if you are in the area.  

Detailed program at: http://asc.harvard.edu/fellows/program_2009.html.  


Item 3. The Chandra Calibration Review 

The Chandra Calibration Review was held September 21 at the Seaport World 
Trade Center in Boston, MA.  The review was a great success and we would like 
to thank all presenters and attendees.  Proceedings are available at 
http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccr/proceedings/2009/ .

Vinay Kashyap and Jennifer Posson-Brown


Item 4.  CIAO on MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

Although CIAO 4.1.2 is not officially supported on the Mac OS-X 10.6
(Snow Leopard) platform, there is an easy, user-submitted workaround
which appears to allow CIAO to be used on this platform:

After starting CIAO,

   cd ots/lib
   mv libxml2.2.dylib libxml2.2.dylib.ciao412
   ln -s /usr/lib/libxml2.2.dylib

This step only needs to be performed once.

We currently plan to fully support Mac OS-X 10.6 in the next release of
CIAO (CIAO 4.2) which will be available in December 2009.

This information is also available from our platform support web page, at


Antonella Fruscione
for the CIAO team


Item 5.   Cycle 11 EPO CfP reminder 

All PI's of Cycle 11 observations are reminded that the deadline
for EPO supplemental grant proposals is Oct. 23.
Proposal documents and forms can be accessed from the EPO link
on the Chandra Proposer page.

Direct questions to Kathleen Lestition, CXC EPO coordinator,
klestition@caf.harvard.edu or 617-495-7399.

Kathleen Lestition


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