XMM-Newton-NEWS  #226,    03-Dec-2019

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  • XMM-Newton AO-19 OTAC Results
  • XMM-Newton Users' Group 2020: Date and Call for candidates

XMM-Newton AO-19 OTAC Results

The list of XMM-Newton proposals accepted by the AO-19 Observing Time Allocation Committee (OTAC) and the associated abstracts are available at


The Principal Investigators and the co-Investigators of submitted proposals have been informed by e-mail about the results of the OTAC evaluation. The Principal Investigators listed in first place in accepted proposals have also been informed about the details of the second phase proposal submission, which must be done via the XMM-Newton Remote Proposal Submission System (XRPS). The XRPS will close on the 31st of January 2020 at 13:00 UT.

AO-19 observations will start to be routinely performed in May 2020.

XMM-Newton Users' Group 2020: Date and Call for candidates

The XMM-Newton Users' Group will be holding its 21st meeting on June 17 and 18 2020, at ESAC.

Letter of invitation for nominations of Users' Group candidates

Dear XMM-Newton Observer,

The XMM-Newton Users' Group provides community advice and feedback to the Project Scientist, to ensure the interests of the guest investigator community are well-served by the project.

Details on the Users' Group, including its mission statement, are available at:


The Users' Group consists of 9 members of the XMM-Newton science community, with 4 year terms planned. There is one face-to-face meeting organised per year held in the spring. Membership on this committee is open to the worldwide community and we strive for a committee that is diverse in terms of career stage, gender and scientific focus.

With this announcement, we invite letters of self-nomination to serve on this committee.

Letters of self-nomination, due January 1st, 2020, should be sent to Norbert.Schartel@esa.int

Best Regards,

Rudy Wijnands (Chairperson of the Users' Group)
Norbert Schartel (Project Scientist)


Yours sincerely,

XMM-Newton SOC