First Announcement,     26-June-2019     


XMM-Newton Lab

ESAC, Madrid, Spain
28 - 31 October 2019

Organised by the
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre
of the
European Space Agency (ESA)


SOC Home Page: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/
Helpdesk web interface: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Helpdesk email address: xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int
News Mailing List: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/newsletter


The XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre is organising the XMM-Newton Lab from 28 to 31 October 2019, at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Madrid, Spain.

Registration is open.

Aims and Scope of the Lab

This is not a traditional scientific meeting. The XMM-Newton Lab aims to bring together people who have an interest in timely scientific investigation and use of the XMM-Newton Data. The Lab is structured to support collaborative refinement and execution of (fairly) mature scientific ideas. This Lab is focusing particularly on getting hands-on experience with the data, forming groups to explore scientific subjects together and brainstorming uses of the data which might lead to drafts of scientific papers. It is hoped that new partnerships will form and lead to co-authored publications for the scientific literature ready or near-ready by the end of the Lab.

The objective is to stimulate state-of-the-art exploitation of the XMM-Newton dataset in a relaxed, yet focused and productive atmosphere. The Lab aims to bring together scientists with diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, different interests, and from different locations working together for four days on exciting scientific topics in a collaborative spirit.

Experts from the XMM-Newton Archive, Calibration, SAS and Community Support teams will be there to help with questions on data access or data usage.

Important Dates

26 June 2019 Opening of registration
08 September 2019 Registration deadline
23 September 2019 Announcement of selected participants
28 October 2019 XMM-Newton Lab starts


The Lab is offered free of charge. This includes coffee breaks and daily shuttle bus transfers Madrid-ESAC. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses, accommodation and meals.

To register, please follow the instructions on the XMM-Newton Lab webpage.

Venue and accommodation

The workshop will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), near Madrid, Spain. A list of hotels together with useful links are posted on our webpage.

Childcare Service

A Childcare Service will be given on-site at ESAC during the four days of the Lab, and will be available for all registered participants. To make reservations and for further information, please contact directly the LOC.


Local Organising Committee:


Up-to-date information is always available via the Lab webpage, at