XMM-Newton-NEWS  #64,    20-Mar-2007

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XMM-Newton Workshop Proceedings: "Variable and Broad Iron Lines around Black Holes

The proceedings of last year's XMM-Newton workshop - "Variable and Broad Iron Lines around Black Holes" - have been published as Astronomische Nachrichten/Astronomical News Volume 327, Issue 10, Pages 941-1100 (December 2006).

Paper copies of the proceedings have been sent to all workshop participants on the 15th of March.

A web page listing the individual papers and providing links to the Smithsonian/NASA ADS Astronomy Abstract Service is available at:


On this page links to Invited & Contributed talks (and related movies), Posters, Conference Photos and to the List of Participants are provided as well.

ESAC Faculty Workshop Announcement: "X-rays from Nearby Galaxies"

The Faculty of the European Space Astronomy Centre is organising a 3-day workshop to take place at ESAC, near Madrid, Spain, from the 5th to the 7th of September 2007.

The workshop is intended to provide a forum for discussion of the latest results from studies of X-ray emission from nearby galaxies. By summarizing the present status of this field and identifying the most critical unsolved problems we hope to ignite new ideas on how to use the current generation of satellites for successful X-ray studies of nearby galaxies and define which follow-up observations will be most useful in enhancing our knowledge of these systems. This will also highlight the instrumental requirements for X-ray studies of nearby galaxies with future missions.

Further details are available at the workshop webpage:


Deadline for registration and abstract submission is 4th May 2007.

EURO-VO Announcements

The European Virtual Observatory (EURO-VO: http://www.euro-vo.org) Project aims to deploy an operational Virtual Observatory (VO) in Europe. Its objectives are technology up-take and VO compliant resource provision, building the technical infrastructure and supporting its utilization by the astronomical community.

  1. A new EURO-VO mailing list is available. To subscribe, please go to:

  2. The call for proposals of a EURO-VO supported research initiative to carry out astronomical projects using VO tools is available at:

    Deadline is 1st April 2007.

  3. The first announcement of the "EURO-VO Workshop on how to publish data in the VO" (ESAC, June 25-29, 2007) for data centers and/or large projects is available at:

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XMM-Newton SOC