Chandra Astrophysics Institute

Summer 2008

This is an image of the Crab Nebula. It is bright blue and shaped like a bell against a black background.

This image gives the first clear view of the faint boundary of the Crab Nebula's X-ray emitting pulsar wind nebula. (Image courtesy of NASA/CXC/SAO/F. Seward, et al.)


Mark Hartman
(Principal Instructor)

Peter Ashton
(Assistant Instructor)

Shakib Ahmed
(CAI Intern)

Simba Kol
(CAI Intern)

Dr. Irene Porro
(CAI Director)

Course Description

The Chandra Astrophysics Institute (CAI) is an opportunity for students in grades 9-11 from a wide range of academic backgrounds to train for and undertake astronomy projects. The students are mentored by MIT scientists and use observations from the Chandra X-Ray space telescope.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .FITS.