XMM-Newton-NEWS  #159,    20-Jan-2014

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Anticipated timeline for next XMM-Newton Announcement of Opportunity: AO-14

The planned key milestones for the fourteenth XMM-Newton "Announcement of Opportunity" have been established. Within this AO-14 a new call to submit proposals for observations to be performed with the XMM-Newton observatory will be issued.

To be prepared for this, please find below the anticipated timeline:

 Announcement of OpportunityTuesday 26 August 2014
 Due date for proposalsFriday 10 October 2014 (12:00 UT)
 Final OTAC approved programmemid December 2014
For approved proposals only:
 Start of phase II proposal submissionTuesday 13 January 2015
 Closure of phase II proposal submissionFriday 6 February 2015
 Start of AO-14 observationsMay 2015

The official "Announcement of Opportunity" will be made public in the XMM-Newton News and on the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre home page.

Data Analysis Threads for SAS v13.5

SAS threads are guiding tools for astronomers to reduce and analyse XMM-Newton data. They cover from the basic system set-up to the most complex topics.

SAS analysis threads have been revised to reflect the latest changes implemented in SAS v13.5.

The new version of the threads can be found at:


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XMM-Newton SOC