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, MD

Registration Deadline:  March 31, 2003

Registration Information

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


Anyone interested in attending the X-ray Astronomy School, may register by completing the registration form

Any questions regarding the school should be directed to

The total enrollment to the school will be limited to 45 people (first come, first served).  The deadline for registration is March 31, 2003.  There is a registration fee of $250.00.

No registration will be considered complete until payment is received.  Payment must be received no later than March 31, 2003.

Registration payment may be remitted in one of the following two ways:
Checks are to be made payable to "USRA".  Please make sure attendee's name and "X-ray School" are written on the checks.

Credit Card
Please use Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.  A valid card number and expiration must be submitted for this payment to be processed.  Also include the name exactly as it appears on the card.  If you are using this method of payment, please fax the above information to Ms. Sandy Barnes at 301-286-0367.  She may also be contacted at 301-286-7780 or via e-mail <sbarnes@lheapop.gsfc.nasa.gov>.

Please mail payment to:

Ms. Sandy Barnes
Mail Code 661
Bldg. 6, Room S109
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD  20770

We will be giving several $200 fellowships to students unable to pay for the the expenses. We will also waive the registration fee for fellowship recipients.  Preference will be given to graduate students. If you are interested in applying for one of these Fellowships, please send the following information:
-your current resume
-a letter explaining why you want to attend the X-ray Astronomy School and what do you expect to gain from it
Please e-mail this information to xrayschool@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov, putting "Fellowship" in the subject line.  The deadline for applying is March 1, 2003.  Only those applications received before March 1, 2003. will be considered.  Fellowship recipients will be notified March 15, 2003.

Any questions regarding the school should be directed to

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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