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 7th Chandra/CIAO Workshop will be held 01-03 February 2010 at the Chandra X-ray Center in Cambridge, MA (USA). CIAO 4.2, which will be released in December 2009, will be used in the hands-on analysis sessions.
The workshop program includes talks on:
- Introductory and advanced talks on X-ray data analysis and statistics
- Calibration and aspect issues related to data analysis
- Advanced sessions on specific topics: grating analysis, extended source analysis, etc.
The hands-on sessions enable participants to gain experience using CIAO on Chandra data. Members of the CIAO team will be on hand at all times to solve problems. Sample Chandra data sets are provided, but attendees may choose to work with their own Chandra data.
Information on past workshops - which includes electronic copies of all the handouts and presentations - may be found in the Previous Workshops webpages.
If you are planning your own CIAO workshop and would like to request support from the CXC, please submit the relevant details to the Helpdesk. Proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.