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HEASARC News: 10 years of Chandra - Second Announcement

 Chandra's First Decade of Discovery

Registration is now open for Chandra's First Decade of Discovery
at http://cxc.harvard.edu/symposium_2009/index.html.

22-25 September, 2009
Seaport Hotel
Boston Massachusetts

This will be the fifth symposium in a series highlighting unique
imaging and spectroscopic results from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory.
This event will celebrate key science results from the first ten years
of operation of the Chandra X-ray Observatory.  The focus will be on
results which have had the largest impact on Astrophysics, including:
The Cosmic Evolution of AGN, AGN outflows, evolutionary processes in
clusters of galaxies, source populations and diffuse emission from normal
galaxies, physical processes at the Galactic center, high spatial and
spectral studies of neutron star physics, supernova remnants and star forming
regions. We will also cover recent results from the XMM-Newton, Suzaku, Fermi
Swift, INTEGRAL, RXTE and AGILE missions, as well as related
theoretical results.


The Symposium will include invited talks plus oral and poster
contributions. The number of slots for oral presentations is limited.
However, we will highlight the Posters via long breaks, with coffee
and refreshments in the Poster rooms.  Also, there will be an opening
reception Monday evening, and a Poster viewing session Tuesday
evening, both with food and drinks.

The (confirmed) invited speakers are as follows:

Keynote speaker: Riccardo Giacconi (Johns Hopkins University)
Carles Badenes - (Tel-Aviv University)
Elizabeth Blanton  (Boston University)
Niel Brandt (Pennsylvania State University)
Eric Feigelson (Pennsylvania State University)
Victoria Kaspi  (McGill University)
Julia C. Lee (Harvard University)
Sera Markoff (API, University of Amsterdam)
Dave Pooley - (University of Wisconsin)
Dan Schwartz - (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Paola Testa - (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Alexey Vikhlinin  (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
Q. Daniel Wang - (University of Massachusetts)
Martin C. Weisskopf  (NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center)

The DEADLINE for submitting abstracts to be considered for an oral
presentation is 10-July. Please submit your abstract on-line at
(the deadline for abstracts for poster presentations is 21 August 2009).

Registration is open at
Registration fees are $475 ($300 for students, $225 for guests)
on or before 4-September and $600 thereafter. There will be a $100
processing fee for all cancellations on or before 21-August, with no
refunds thereafter.

General and student registration includes two receptions, four
breakfasts, three lunches, and two breaks per day, plus a lunchtime
cruise aboard the Spirit of Boston. A guest registration fee includes
both receptions, all breakfasts and lunches, and one cruise ticket;
attendance at the talks and the breaks is not included.

The Chandra Calibration Review will occur 21-September, the day before
Chandra's First Decade of Discovery, also at the Seaport Boston. The
purpose of the Calibration Review is to share the
Chandra calibration teams' knowledge of the detectors and mirrors with
the community, while encouraging participation and feedback in the
process of calibrating the Observatory.
While there is no registration fee for this review, attendees must
register. Visit the CCR web site at http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccr/ for more
information and to register. Abstracts for the CCR may be submitted at


A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees of Chandra's First
Decade of Discovery and the Chandra Calibration Review at the Seaport
Hotel, which is adjacent to the World Trade Center. The room rate is
$249/night for a standard room (single or double occupancy) plus 12.45%
hotel taxes and a Hotel Inclusive Charge of $3 per room per night. For
more than two guests in a room, there will be a $25 charge per person
per night.

This rate is available for the dates September 20 through September 26,
2009. In order to take advantage of the rate, reservations must be made
by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 21, 2009. Requests for accommodations
received after the cut-off date will be accepted on a space available
basis at the hotel's prevailing rate, including the federal government
rate for government employees.


The most current information on the Symposium can be found on the web
In particular, news and announcements will be posted at

Scott Wolk, Doug Swartz and Antonella Fruscione

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