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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #191: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #104

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_/           XMM-NEWTON  NEWS   #104   ---  11-Mar-2010           _/
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  - XMM-Newton Workshop "Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources and Middle
    Weight Black Holes": deadline for abstract submission
  - 10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

XMM-Newton Workshop "Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources and Middle Weight
Black Holes": deadline for abstract submission

As announced in issues #95 and #103 of this Newsletter, the XMM-Newton
Science  Operations  Centre   (SOC)  is  organising  an  astrophysical
workshop from Monday the 24th to Wednesday the 26th of May 2010 at the
ESA's  European Space  Astronomy  Centre, ESAC,  in  Villanueva de  la
Canada, near Madrid, Spain.

This  is   a  reminder  on  the  approaching   deadline  for  abstract
submission:  please submit  your abstracts  by Thursday,  the  18th of

More information is available at the workshop website at:


10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

The XMM-Newton SOC announces the 10th SAS Workshop, which will be held
at  the European Space  Astronomy Centre  of ESA  in Villanueva  de la
Canada  (near Madrid, Spain)  between the  21st and  the 25th  of June

SAS  Workshops  aim  at   providing  XMM-Newton  users  with  a  basic
introduction to  the procedures and techniques  to successfully reduce
and analyse XMM-Newton data. The  5-day workshop is organised around 5
half-days  of  presentations and  5  half-days  of practical  training
sessions. The  sessions cover all  aspects of data reduction  and data
analysis for  all the X-ray  cameras and the Optical  Monitor on-board

Interested  persons  should  send  an  email  through  the  XMM-Newton
Helpdesk at:


not later than Friday, the 30th of April.

Please specify in the subject line:

Subject: Interest in participating in the 10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

and provide the following information:

Name                   :
Organisation           :
Address                :
Country                :
Phone                  :
E-mail                 :
Main Research Field    :

Do you need means of transportation between pre-booked
accommodation at El Escorial and the venue at ESAC ?           : YES/NO
Will you bring your own laptop ?                               : YES/NO

No fee is required to attend the SAS Workshop. We regret to inform that
no financial support is available for Workshop participants.

More information is provided at the workshop website at:


Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC

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