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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #219: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #126

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_/           XMM-NEWTON NEWS #126    ---    19-Jul-2011           _/
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- Reminder: Anticipated timeline for AO-11

- Joint XMM-Newton / HST programme in AO-11

- XMM-Newton Users Handbook update for AO-11

- Conference Announcement: IAU Symposium 284
   "The Spectral Energy Distributions of Galaxies"

- Conference announcement: "The first LOFT Science Meeting"

Reminder: Anticipated timeline for AO-11

Announcement of Opportunity     23 August 2011
Due date for proposals          07 October 2011 (12:00 UT)
Final OTAC approved programme   mid December 2011

For approved proposals only:

Start of phase II proposal submission     10 January 2012
Closure of phase II proposal submission   03 February 2012
Start of AO-11 observations               May 2012

The official  "Announcement of Opportunity"  will be made public  in a
dedicated  issue of  this  Newsletter and  on  the XMM-Newton  Science
Operations Centre web site.

Joint XMM-Newton / HST programme in AO-11

Following the  recommendation of the  XMM-Newton and HST  Users Groups
(see  issue #125  of  this Newsletter)  a  joint XMM-Newton/HST  pilot
programme  is  going to  be  offered in  the  next  call, AO-11.   The
procedure to request time on both observatories will be similar to the
procedures   established   for   the  joint   XMM-Newton/Chandra   and
XMM-Newton/VLT programmes.   This joint  programme may be  extended in
the  future  pending on  the  interest  within  both communities,  and
following reviews  by both  UG on the  subscription and  allocation of
proposals in response to the  next XMM-Newton and HST Announcements of

XMM-Newton Users Handbook update for AO-11

The XMM-Newton Users Handbook (UHB) has been updated to version 2.9 in
preparation for the next Announcement of Opportunity (AO-11).

The  UHB   contains  information  on  the   instrumentation  on  board
XMM-Newton  and serves  as  the main  technical  support document  for
proposal preparation,  based on  which potential XMM-Newton  users can
assess the technical feasibility of their planned observations.

The XMM-Newton Users Handbook is available on-line at


Alternatively,  pdf  and  postscript   versions  of  the  UHB  can  be
downloaded from  the "XMM-Newton  Proposer's Info and  Manuals" portal


Conference announcement: IAU Symposium 284
"The Spectral Energy Distributions of Galaxies"

The organisers of IAU Symposium 284  wish to draw the attention of the
XMM-Newton community to this symposium, which will be held from 5th to
9th September  2011 at the University of  Central Lancashire, Preston,

Topics included in "The Spectral Energy Distributions of Galaxies" are
modelling techniques relating X-ray  emission from galaxies and AGN to
emissions in other  spectral regimes, as well as  application of these
techniques to the interpretation of X-ray data from individual sources
and populations of sources in the local and distant Universe.

Further information can be found at


Conference announcement: "The first LOFT Science Meeting"

The  LOFT consortium  is pleased  to announce  the first  LOFT Science
Meeting to be held in

         Science Park, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
               26-28 October 2011

LOFT,  the Large  Observatory For  X-ray Timing,  is a  newly proposed
space mission concept,  selected by ESA as one of  the four M3 mission
candidates that will compete for  a launch opportunity at the start of
the 2020s.  The scope of the meeting is to solicit full involvement in
this opportunity from the wider astronomical community and make a full
study of the exciting science  that could be done with the instruments
on-board LOFT.

Perspective participants are encouraged  to visit the meeting web page


and to subscribe to the LOFT newsletter


Yours sincerely,

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