|Chandra Electronic Announcement #25|
CHANDRA ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER 25 Two announcements: 1. 4th International X-ray Astronomy School 2. IAU Symposium No.230: Populations of High-Energy Sources in Galaxies ---------------------------------------------------------------- Item 1. 4th International X-ray Astronomy School ================================================ Cambridge, MA 15-19 August 2005 X-ray astronomy is currently in a golden area providing important insights 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. 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 but we will have every afternoon devoted to hands-on data analysis sessions. The total enrollment to the school will be limited to 50 people (first come, first served) so register early. The deadline for registration is June 30, 2005. There is a registration fee of $250.00 If you are interested in attending this X-ray Astronomy school, please see our registration page at: http://xrayschool.gsfc.nasa.gov The school is organized jointly by the Chandra X-ray Observatory Center and NASA. If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ------------------------------- Item 2. IAU Symposium No.230: Populations of High-Energy Sources in Galaxies ============================================================================= 2nd Announcement Dear Colleague, IAU Symposium No. 230 on "Populations of High-Energy Sources in Galaxies" will be held 15-19 August 2005 in Dublin, Ireland. The venue will be Dublin Castle, in the centre of town. Information on IAU Symposium number 230 is available via http://www.dunsink.dias.ie/IAUS230/ Scope of Symposium __________________ With currently operational high-energy satellite observatories the potential for conducting detailed studies of individual sources of high-energy radiation in other galaxies as well as in our own Milky Way has greatly increased. The primary objectives for this Symposium are: * Overview of key source categories in our Galaxy (X-ray and gamma-ray, the latter notably referring to INTEGRAL results) * Review of the results on individual high-energy sources in galaxies that have been obtained with Chandra and XMM-Newton * Derivation of global descriptions of high-energy source populations in galaxies * Assessment of the evolutionary status of stellar populations, derived from the X-ray investigations * Discussion of the high-redshift context of the source populations Programme and Invited Speakers ______________________________ The scientific programme will be available by mid-June. Information on Invited Speakers will be made available shortly on the Symposium webpages. Public talks ____________ The LOC intends to organize one or two public talks during the Symposium, which are primarily directed to the general public. Reception and Conference Dinner _______________________________ On Monday evening (15 August) a Welcome Reception will be held. The Conference Dinner takes place on Wednesday 17 August in the plush State Apartments of Dublin Castle. It is expected that it will be possible for delegates to bring a guest to the Dinner. Guests pay the same price of 40 Euros for the dinner as delegates, which represents for Dublin good value for money for the four course dinner that is arranged. In the case of special requirements (e.g. vegetarian, allergies) for the menu, please contact Laura Norci at lno'at'physics.dcu.ie Registration and deadline _________________________ The Registration has now opened, via the Symposium webpages (see above). Full Registration, including payment of Registration Fee and (optional) Conference Dinner, must be completed before the deadline of 1 June 2005. The Registration Fee is kept to 180 Euros, the Conference Dinner cost is 40 Euros per person. The methods of payment are detailed on the webpage; the two possible ways of payment are International Money Transfer Order and Euro Check. Please ensure that any bank transfer costs are taken into account, so that the full amount due will be received by the LOC. At the Symposium itself, the Registration Desk will open on Sunday afternoon, 14 August 2005, which is the recommended arrival date. IAU Grants __________ A limited number of IAU Grants for individual participants will be available. The IAU Grants can be used primarily for room, board, and registration fee of candidates unable to provide these by themselves. The application procedure for these Grants is indicated on the Symposium webpages. The deadline for applying for the IAU Grants is 15 April 2005. Accommodation _____________ Block reservations have been made with a few suitably located hotels, which offer a special price for the participants of this Symposium. Participants are requested to make their own bookings with these hotels, as described on the Accommodation webpage. The hotels will process the bookings on a first come first served basis. In the case that the available space in these hotels would be fully booked, or also if e.g. another price category would be preferred, the Accommodation webpage provides information on alternative possibilities. Please circulate this 2nd Announcement in your Institute or University Department and to colleagues elsewhere that may be interested. We apologize if this notice is being sent more than once to you. With best regards, Evert Meurs and Pepi Fabbiano (SOC Co-Chairs) Brian McBreen (LOC Chair) This Electronic Bulletin is used for the dissemination of important announcements and information about the Chandra X-Ray Observatory to members of the community. If you wish to unsubscribe from the list, simply reply to this email to let us know.
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