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

Registration Deadline:  March 31, 2003

Goals and Purpose

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
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The idea behind this school is to provide a theoretical basis for the analysis of X-ray data. The lectures will cover the characteristics of X-ray detectors with particular emphasis on implications for correct interpretation of the data. They will also include some of the basic physics in X-ray emission mechanisms and some of the common techniques used to analyze data. 

A first, not exhaustive, list of the subjects that we would like to address includes:

  1. A review of science addressed in X-ray astronomy (i.e., clusters of galaxies, AGN, CVs, pulsars, x-ray binaries, supernova remnants, starts, etc..)
  2. A review of x-ray production mechanisms.
  3. A review of x-ray detectors with an emphasis on technologies used in currently working  satellites and new x-ray technologies.
  4. A review of x-ray data analysis (spectral, imaging, and timing analysis).
If you are interested in attending this X-ray Astronomy school, 
or if you have any questions, please contact:

Meeting organized jointly  by:
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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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