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


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


Introduction to X-ray astronomy (PPT, HTML, PDF)Keith Arnaud
The future of X-ray astronomy(PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
X-ray Optics (PDF) Dan Schwartz
Basic detector processes (PDF) Dan Schwartz
CCDs (PPT, HTML, PDF)George Chartas
Source Physics
Atomic Physics (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
Continuum processes(PPT, HTML, PDF) Ilana Harrus
Collisional Plasmas(PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
Photoionized Plasmas(PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
Data Analysis Techniques
Statistics I (PDF)Peter Freeman
Statistics II (PDF)Peter Freeman
Low resolution spectra(PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
Imaging Analysis (PPT, HTML) Aneta Siemiginowska
Source detection I (PPT, HTML, PDF) Peter Freeman
Source detection II (PDF) Vinay Kashyap
High resolution spectra (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
Timing (PPT, HTML, PDF)Zaven Arzoumanian
Scientific Topics
ISM (PPT, HTML, PDF) Randall Smith
SNR (PPT, HTML, PDF) Ilana Harrus
Clusters (PPT, HTML, PDF) Keith Arnaud
Gravitational lenses (PPT, HTML, PDF)George Chartas
AGN (PPT, HTML, PDF) Aneta Siemiginowska

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