The Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) offers a series of workshops aimed at helping users to work with the Chandra Interactive Analysis of Observations (CIAO) software.
The next CIAO workshop is being planned for 14-15 September 2019 in Bologna, Italy following the X-ray Astronomy 2019: Current Challenges and New Frontiers in the Next Decade conference.
Registration for the Chandra/CIAO workshop is separate from the conference registration and you do not have to attend the X-ray meeting to attend the Chandra/CIAO workshop.
The registration deadline is 31 July 2019. Please register as soon as possible since there must be a minimum number of registrants by that date for the workshop to occur. There is no registration fee to attend the Chandra/CIAO workshop, but registration is required. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accomodation expenses.
Students and new CIAO users may find the following material useful:
The CIAO Exercise Workbook is a collection of exercises designed to aquatint users with CIAO syntax and concepts.
Users looking to hone their CIAO skills could attempt some of the projects from one of the recent X-ray schools during the hands-on sessions.
Users can also search through the Quick Start Guide to get started on their specific analysis path as quickly as possible.
Information on other past CIAO workshops - which includes electronic copies of all the handouts and presentations - may be found in the Previous Workshops webpages. Material from previous Cal workshops can be found on the Chandra Calibration Review pages.
If you are planning your own CIAO workshop and would like to request support from the CXC, please submit the relevant details to the CXC Helpdesk. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The last Chandra/CIAO workshop took take place at the AAS233 meeting in Seattle, WA, from 05 January 2019 through 06 January 2019.