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Fifth ArAS School for Astrophysics: Chandra/CIAO workshop

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Chandra/CIAO workshop at the Fifth ArAS School for Astrophysics (ArAS SfA-5) screen shot of zoom workshop participants

18th Chandra/CIAO workshop at the Fifth ArAS School for Astrophysics (ArAS SfA-5)

Members of the CXC will participate in a three day, online Chandra/CIAO workshop as part of the Fifth ArAS School for Astrophysics on October 19, 20, and 21, 2020. The online event is hosted by the Kottamia Astronomical Observatory, Egypt, on October 16-23, 2020

Followup Survey

Please take a minute to complete a brief survey (external link to Google) about your experience at the Chandra/CIAO ArAS SfA5 workshop. The survey will be open until 2020-10-30.

Thank you again for participating.

The workshop schedule is shown below. All times are shown in EDT (UTC-4).

Date/Time Topic Presenter
Monday, 19 October 2020
08:00-08:45 Introduction to X-ray Astronomy Jonathan McDowell
08:45-09:30 Introduction to CIAO Antonella Fruscione
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 From archive to source detection (Help, Documentation, Archive, Reprocessing, Detect) Nick Lee
10:45-11:30 Point Source Analysis (specextract and srcflux) Antonella Fruscione
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-12:45 The Chandra Source Catalog Frank Primini
12:45-13:45 Lunch/Dinner
13:45-14:30 Introduction to DS9 and DAX (data used in demo, 380Mb) Kenny Glotfelty
14:30-16:30 Start of Hands on Session Antonella Fruscione and Kenny Glotfelty
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
08:00-08:45 Radial Profile, Combining, Reprojecting, Smoothing (notebook) Doug Burke
08:45-09:30 High-Resolution Spectroscopy and the TGCAT Hans Moritz Günther
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-12:30 Hands-on Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch/Dinner
13:30-16:30 Hands-on Session
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
08:00-08:45 Imaging Extended Source Analysis & Jupyter Notebooks ( 'Multi-Wavelength' notebook, 'Advanced Imaging' notebook with HST data file1 and file 2. ) Rodolfo Montez
08:45-09:30 Introduction to Astrostatistics with 'Simulations of Bias in Spectral Fitting' notebook & files Vinay Kashyap
09:30-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 Sherpa: the CIAO modeling and fitting application Aneta Siemiginowska
10:45-12:30 Hands-on Session
12:30-13:30 Lunch/Dinner
13:30-14:30 Hands-on Session
14:30-15:30 Final Q&A Session

Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, 2019 AAS223 edition.

We also have the exercises in the form a Jupyter notebook. You can view and download the blank notebook (without the answers); or you can view and download the completed notebook with the answers supplied.