Centaurus Cluster:  A cluster of galaxies about 170 million light years from Earth, located in the constellation Centaurus.
NASA/IoA/J.Sanders & A.Fabian
X-ray Astronomy School 
May 12-16, 2003
Wallops Island, VA
1E0657-56:  An extremely hot galaxy cluster about 4 billion light years from Earth
Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC/M.Markevitch et al.

2003 X-ray Astronomy School Announcement
Goals and Purpose
Program and Schedule
Registration Information
Accommodation Information



With the launch of Chandra and XMM-Newton, X-ray astronomy is becoming increasingly important for research into many topics in astrophysics. However, many astronomers have never analyzed X-ray data and do not have a clear idea of the features and challenges involved.

To enable young astronomers to get a good command of what is fast becoming an important sub-topic in astronomy, we are organizing a X-ray school intended for graduate students and recent postdocs who want to understand the intricacies of X-ray astronomy.

The emphasis will be on the foundations of X-ray astronomy rather than on any particular software tools.

This year's lectures are now available. We also have a few photos from the meeting.

You can also access the website for the 2002 school

Meeting organized jointly  by:
Universities Space Research Association logo
NASA logo
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center logo
Universities Space 
Research Association
NASA Goddard Space 
Flight Center
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center, Operated by SAO for NASA

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