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 
August 18-22, 2002
Coolfont Lodge, Berkeley Springs, WV

Registration Deadline:  May 31, 2002


1E0657-56:  An extremely hot galaxy cluster about 4 billion light years from Earth
Credit: NASA/SAO/CXC/M.Markevitch et al.

2002 X-ray Astronomy School Announcement
Goals and Purpose
Program and Schedule
Registration Information
Accommodation Information



With the launch of Chandra and XMM-Newton, X-ray astronomy is becoming increasingly important for research into many topics in astrophysics. However, many astronomers have never analyzed X-ray data and do not have a clear idea of the features and challenges involved.

To enable young astronomers to get a good command of what is fast becoming an important sub-topic in astronomy, we are organizing a X-ray school intended for graduate students and recent postdocs who want to understand the intricacies of X-ray astronomy.

The emphasis will be on the foundations of X-ray astronomy rather than on any particular software tools.

The total enrollment to the school will be limited to 45 people (first come, first served).  The deadline for registration is May 31, 2002.  There is a registration fee of $100.00.

If you are interested in attending this X-ray Astronomy school, 
please click on the following link:

Any questions regarding the school should be directed to

For your information, you can access the page of last year school

Meeting organized jointly  by:
Universities Space Research Association logo
NASA logo
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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