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CIAO Workshop 14

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14 CIAO workshop

A one day CIAO workshop was held on 31 July 2018, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA.

sitting at table

The CIAO workshop was held the day before the start of the Cool Stars workshop.

The workshop went from 9am to 3pm on Sunday. It focused on getting the most out of Chandra data, with discussions of CIAO capabilities and the impact of calibration on cutting edge science.

Participants were required to bring their own laptop with the latest CIAO installed for the hand-on session.


The workshop had only 1 presentation by Jonathan McDowell: An Introduction CIAO. The remaining time was spent with users doing hands-on data analysis with one-on-one coaching with the CIAO team.

The workshop was mainly aimed at students and postdocs new to Chandra data.

The CIAO Exercises Workbook was used to get some students started with learing basic CIAO concepts and syntax.

Users looking to hone their CIAO skills could attempt some of the projects from one of the recent X-ray schools during the hands-on sessions.

Users can also search through the Quick Start Guide to get started on their specific analysis path as quickly as possible.