XMM-Newton-NEWS  #38,    24-Mar-2004

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Version 6.0.0 of the Science Analysis System (SAS) released


The main improvements of this release can be summarized as follows:



MOS specific

PN specific



Parameter Interface



4th VILSPA SAS Workshop

There are still a few places available to attend the 4th VILSPA SAS Workshop, which will be held from June 8 to 11, 2004.

The SAS Workshops aim at providing potential 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. No specific knowledge of X-ray data analysis is required to attend the workshop. Astronomers with experience in wavelengths other than X-rays are warmly encouraged to apply.

Everybody interested to attend should fill-in and submit the registration form, available at the URL:


The same web page provides detailed information on the workshop program, and on accommodation facilities for workshop participants.

The deadline for registration is April 30, 2004.

Conference Announcement: Exploring the X-ray Universe

A 3 day meeting will be held from 22-24th June 2004 at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury St Mary, UK. The meeting will encompass various aspects of X-ray observations in the universe - from the Sun to stars to supernova remnants to active galactic nuclei. The meeting is held in honour of Prof. J. Len Culhane's career to date. The details of the scientific programme and the deadlines are on the following website;


Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC