Media Invited to NASA Symposium: "Four Years of Chandra Observations" Symposium

Press Release From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Friday, August 8, 2003

Media are invited to the 3-day symposium, "Four Years of Chandra Observations: A Tribute to Riccardo Giacconi," from Tuesday, September 16 through Thursday, September 18, 2003. The symposium will be held at the Huntsville Marriott and will feature the latest results from Chandra, NASA's Great Observatory.

The symposium, sponsored by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL, will focus on Chandra but is also open to results from all of high-energy astrophysics. Riccardo Giacconi, the 2002 Nobel Prize for Physics, is an honoree of the symposium and will be in attendance.

Members of the media may attend this conference in person, or participate in the press conferences via telephone. Registration for the media is free and can be arranged by emailing the bottom portion of this advisory to Megan Watzke. (In addition to the Chandra press activities, tours to MSFC facilities may be possible. If interested in such a tour, please indicate in the response below.) Please note that reporters will be responsible for arranging and funding their own hotel and travel accommodations.

For further information on this meeting, please visit the symposium website at:

Additional information on the Chandra X-ray Observatory can be found at: and



Four Years of Chandra Observations
September 16-18, 2003
Huntsville Mariott
Huntsville, Alabama

Megan Watzke
Chandra X-ray Center
60 Garden St MS 6
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-496-7998
Fax: 617-495-7356

____YES, I will attend the "Four Years of Chandra ObservationS" meeting as "Working Press." Please have my press badge and meeting information packet ready. My registration information is filled out below.

____ YES, I will attend and I would be interested in touring other MSFC sites before, after, or during the symposium. In particular, I would like to see: _______________________.

____NO, I cannot attend, but would like to participate via telephone in any press conferences.

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