XMM-Newton-NEWS  #104,    11-Mar-2010

XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre at
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XMM-Newton Workshop "Ultra-Luminous X-ray sources and Middle Weight Black Holes":
deadline for abstract submission

As announced in issues #95 and #103 of this Newsletter, the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (SOC) is organising an astrophysical workshop from Monday the 24th to Wednesday the 26th of May 2010 at the ESA's European Space Astronomy Centre, ESAC, in Villanueva de la Cañada, near Madrid, Spain.

This is a reminder on the approaching deadline for abstract submission: please submit your abstracts by Thursday, the 18th of March.

More information is available at the workshop website at:


10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

The XMM-Newton SOC announces the 10th SAS Workshop, which will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre of ESA in Villanueva de la Cañada (near Madrid, Spain) between the 21st and the 25th of June 2010.

SAS Workshops aim at providing XMM-Newton users with a basic introduction to the procedures and techniques to successfully reduce and analyse XMM-Newton data. The 5-day workshop is organised around 5 half-days of presentations and 5 half-days of practical training sessions. The sessions cover all aspects of data reduction and data analysis for all the X-ray cameras and the Optical Monitor on-board XMM-Newton.

Interested persons should send an email through the XMM-Newton Helpdesk at:


not later than Friday, the 30th of April.

Please specify in the subject line:

Subject: Interest in participating in the 10th XMM-Newton SAS Workshop

and provide the following information:

Name                   :
Organisation           :
Address                :
Country                :
Phone                  :
E-mail                 :
Main Research Field    :

Do you need means of transportation between pre-booked
accommodation at El Escorial and the venue at ESAC ?           : YES/NO
Will you bring your own laptop ?                               : YES/NO

No fee is required to attend the SAS Workshop. We regret to inform that no financial support is available for Workshop participants.

More information is provided at the workshop website at:


Yours sincerely,
XMM-Newton SOC