XMM-Newton-NEWS #24,    01-Jul-2002

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2nd VILSPA SAS Workshop

The 2nd SAS Workshop will be held in VILSPA from October 9 to October 11 2002. It aims at providing XMM-Newton users, having no or little experience of XMM-Newton data analysis, with an introduction to the procedures and techniques to successfully reduce and analyze XMM-Newton data.

Details on the workshop program, together with the registration forms, are available at the URL:


Deadline for registration is August 30, 2002. Interested persons are invited to register as soon as possible. The attendance is strictly limited to 20 persons, to ensure proper support during the practical training sessions. The available places will be filled on a strict "first-register, first-serve" basis. Those who register after all the available places have been filled, will be automatically enrolled to the next Workshop, to be held probably a few months later.

Research Fellowship at the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre

The European Space Agency offers Astronomers and Space scientists the possibility of Post-doctoral Research Fellowships. Details of the program can be found at:


Within this program a second ESA Internal Research Fellowship will be available at the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (at ESAC near Madrid). The interviews are tentatively planned for September 2002. It is expected that the successful candidate carries out research projects based on XMM-Newton data.

Applicants for this post should have a PhD in astrophysics or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline. Experience in medium to high resolution X-ray spectroscopy and/or Active Galactic Nuclei is desirable.
[contact N. Schartel (Norbert.Schartel@sciops.esa.int), XMM-Newton SOC, ESAC]

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XMM-Newton SOC