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GSFC XMM-Newton GOF Status Report #270: XMM-NEWTON NEWS #160


             XMM-NEWTON NEWS #160    ---    13-Feb-2014


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- "The X-ray Universe 2014"
   Deadline for Abstract Submission: Friday 28th February

- SAS Users Guide updated

- 14th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

"The X-ray Universe 2014"
Deadline for Abstract Submission: Friday 28th February

As announced  in a previous  issue of this Newsletter,  the XMM-Newton
Science  Operations   Centre  is  organising   a  major astrophysical
symposium  from Monday  16th to  Thursday  19th June  2014 in Dublin,
Ireland, see http://xrayuniverse.esa.int

We  take the  opportunity  to  remind on  the  deadlines for abstract
submission and registration:

Abstract Submission deadline .......... Friday 28th February 2014
Early Registration deadline  .......... Monday 28th April 2014

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can be submitted via


SAS Users Guide updated

The Users  Guide to  the XMM-Newton Science  Analysis System  has been
updated  for  SAS  version  13.5   in  order  to  include  the latest
information on data analysis methods and updated SAS tasks.

The guide  is available from  the XMM-Newton Proposers  Info Documents
and Manuals Web page (Section: Data Analysis) at:


The html version of the SAS Users Guide can directly be accessed under


14th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

The XMM-Newton SOC announces the 14th SAS Workshop, which will be held
at the European Space Astronomy Centre of ESA, near Madrid (Spain),
from the 2nd to the 6th of June 2014.

The  SAS  Workshop provides  an  introduction  to  the procedures and
techniques  of  the Science  Analysis  System  to  reduce and analyse
astronomical X-ray  data from  the XMM-Newton Observatory.   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
instruments and the Optical Monitor on board XMM-Newton.

Interested persons are invited to send an email through the XMM-Newton


before 15th April 2014 specifying in the subject line:

"Interest in participating in the 14th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop"

and providing the following information:

Name                   :
Organisation           :
Address                :
Country                :
Phone                  :
Institutional e-mail   :
Main Research Field    :

In  need of  transportation  between the  pre-booked accommodation  in
Madrid and the workshop venue at ESAC? : YES/NO

Bringing your own laptop? : YES/NO

No fee is required to attend the SAS Workshop.

More information is given at the workshop website:


Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC

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