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Newsletter No. 98, June 2011

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7. XMM-Newton Mission News - Lynne Valencic and Lynn Cominsky

Successful submissions from the Tenth Call for Proposals for XMM-Newton were announced in December 2010, and observations will begin in May. The Eleventh Call for Proposals will open August 23, and the final date to submit proposals will be October 7.

SAS has been implemented in Hera and a Userʼs Guide has been written. Users interested in processing their XMM-Newton data over the internet are encouraged to try Hera and provide feedback to the GOF. More information about Hera can be found at http://heasarc.nasa.gov/docs/xmm/xmmhp_analysis.html

For those wishing to become more familiar with methods of XMM-Newton data reduction and analysis, the XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre (SOC) is hosting the 11th SAS Workshop on June 6-10 in Madrid. More information can be found here: http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_data_analysis/sas_workshops/sas_ws11_files/

The SOC is also hosting a conference on the X-ray Universe on June 27-30 in Berlin. The conference is intended to provide a general overview of research in high energy astrophysics, allowing attendees to showcase their discoveries and expectations from current and future X-ray missions. More information can be found online at http://xrayuniverse.esa.int/

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