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2019 AAS233 Chandra/CIAO Workshop

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2019 AAS233 Chandra/CIAO Workshop

Chandra/CIAO workshop at AAS 233, 2019 January 5&6, Seattle, WA

Members of the CXC hosted a two day Chandra/CIAO workshop at the AAS 233 meeting in Seattle, WA.

Group shot of participants at the Jan2019 workshiop

The workshop schedule is shown below.

Date/Time Topic Presenter
Saturday, 5 January 2019
09:00-10:00 Welcome. Introduction to Chandra and X-ray Data Analysis Jonathan McDowell
10:00-10:45 An Introduction to CIAO Antonella Fruscione
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Using SAOImage ds9 and dax Kenny Glotfelty
12:00-12:45 Chandra Source Catalog 2.0 Janet Evans
12:45-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:30 From archive to publication: a sample CIAO data analysis thread Nick Lee
14:30-14:40 Introduction to Hands on Session Antonella Fruscione
14:40-18:00 Hands-on Session
Sunday, 6 January 2019
09:00-09:45 Imaging Spectral Analysis, aka Imaging Spectroscopy Antonella Fruscione
09:45-10:30 Statistics for High-Energy Astrophysics Vinay Kashyap
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:45 Introduction to Sherpa Aneta Siemiginowska
11:45-12:30 The Chandra PSF Diab Jerius
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Hands-on Session

Dave Principe and Rudy Montez Jr provided support during the Hands-on Sessions.

Students new to CIAO may want to go through the exercises in the Chandra/CIAO Workbook, 2019 AAS233 edition.

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

bash_kernel Jupyter notebooks from the ds9|dax demo can be viewed online.

The workshop is mainly aimed at students and postdocs new to Chandra data.