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American Astronomical Society, Pasadena, California
JUNE 3 - 7, 2001
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The 198th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) at the Pasadena Center in Pasadena, California from June 3 - 7, 2001 was hosted by the California Institute of Technology, the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

CHANDRA RESULTS FROM THE AAS:

Chandra Sees Wealth Of Black Holes In Star-Forming Galaxies (05 Jun 01)
Star Factory Near Galactic Center Bathed In High-Energy X-Rays (06 Jun 01)

VIDEO CLIPS

Jonathan McDowell discussion
1. X-ray Jet in 3C273
Dan Schwartz of the CfA highlights the detailed structure & measurements of the X-ray jet in 3C 273.
QuickTime Movie (14.9 MB)
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MPEG Movie (Low Res) (3.8 MB)
[Runtime: 1:12]
Scott Wolk discussion
2. Globular Cluster X-ray Sources in M31
Albert Kong of the CfA presents results of a series of Chandra observations of globular cluster (GC) X-ray sources in M31. Among some 20 GC X-ray sources detected in the M31 observations, 2-3 of them show super-Eddington luminosity.
QuickTime Movie (10.9 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (14 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (2.8 MB)
[Runtime: 0:53]
Scott Wolk discussion
3. Source Characteristics in the Chandra Deep Field-North
Gordon Garmire of Penn State relates findings of a 970 ks exposure to the region of the Hubble Deep Field-North which has led to the identification of over 350 X-ray sources.
QuickTime Movie (18.2 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (22.8 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (4.5 MB)
[Runtime: 1:31]
Scott Wolk discussion
4. Chandra Observations of the Eastern Limb of the Vela Supernova Remnant
Paul Plucinsky of the CfA presents initial results from two Chandra/ACIS observations of the so-called Vela "Bullet D" region on the eastern limb of the Vela supernova remnant. The Bullet D region is a bright X-ray feature which protrudes beyond the blast wave on the east side of the remnant.
QuickTime Movie (36.1 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (46.1 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (9.2 MB)
[Runtime: 3:03]
Scott Wolk discussion
5. Chandra Multiwavelength Plane (ChaMPlane) Survey
Ping Zhao of the CfA describes the Chandra Multiwavelength Plane (ChaMPlane) Survey, a project to identify a large sample of serendipitous X-ray sources in the galactic plane, including cataclysmic variables, quiescent low mass X-ray binaries (qLMXBs: including both black hole and neutron star systems), Be X-ray binaries and stellar coronal sources.
QuickTime Movie (27.7 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (35.4 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (7.1 MB)
[Runtime: 2:21]
Scott Wolk discussion
6. X-Ray Luminosity Function of Starburst & non-Starburst Galaxies
Roy Kilgard of the CfA discusses the X-ray luminosity of starburst and non-starburst galaxies, looking at the Antennae, M82 and NGC 253.
QuickTime Movie (17.6 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (10.3 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (2 MB)
[Runtime: 0:41]
Scott Wolk discussion
7. Chandra observations of HII regions in M33
Jonathan McDowell of the Center for Astrophysics describes Chandra observations of extended X-ray emssion from the bright HII regions in M33.
QuickTime Movie (13.7 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (11.6 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (2.3 MB)
[Runtime: 0:46]
Scott Wolk discussion
8. The Extraordinary Chandra Light Curve of V1494 Aql
Sumner Starrfield of Arizona State University discusses V1494 Aql, discovered on 2 December 1999, the brightest nova in the northern hemisphere since V1500 Cyg erupted in 1975. Activating a Chandra Target of Opportunity proposal for bright novas in outburst, the investigators obtained ACIS-I spectra on 15 April and 7 June 2000.
QuickTime Movie (15.5 MB)
MPEG Movie (High Res) (10.1 MB)
MPEG Movie (Low Res) (2 MB)
[Runtime: 0:40]


IMAGES FROM THE AAS
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1. Live from Pasadena, California - it's the AAS!
It's Monday, June 4th, the first full day of the 198th meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Half of the Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) display is pictured in this scene behind Chandra people (from left) Himel Ghosh, Andrea Prestwich and Belinda Wilkes. CXC scientists and staff members will be demonstrating the Chandra analysis software, distributing the various handouts and cd-roms to booth visitors and/or attending science sessions during the 4-day conference.

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2. Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) booth at the AAS
Chandra people are shown working on their computers and probably trying to catch up on the email they've missed.

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3. Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) booth at the AAS
Pictured in this scene, along with astrophysicists Andrea Prestwich and Belinda Wilkes is the plasma screen (far left), which will be showing a collection of Chandra videos and images throughout the conference.

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4. Chandra X-Ray Center (CXC) booth at the AAS
CXC members Casey Law and Elizabeth Galle are working hard at the Chandra display.

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5. A Look Around the Exhibit Hall at the AAS
There are numerous exhibits, displays and posters to check out during AAS meetings, including those shown here: U.S. Naval Observatory, Space Interferometry Mission & Keck Interferometry.

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6. Second Order Operators in the ADS Abstract Service
G. Eichhorn, A. Accomazzi, C.S. Grant, M.J. Kurtz, S.S. Murray (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA)

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7. Chandra Observations of the Nearby Spiral Galaxy NGC 3184
M. Krauss, A. Zezas, P. Kaaret, R. Kilgard, M. Raley, J. McDowell, A. Prestwich (SAO)

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8. AAS Conference Attendees Gather for Discussion

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9. AAS Conference Attendees Gather for Discussion

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10. AAS Conference Attendees Gather for Discussion

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