Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
The features of the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF,
Chandra) that give it its unprecedented observing power are briefly presented,
together with some illustrations of the types of observations AXAF will achieve.
A second part of this presentation provides information about the education and
public outreach initiatives that NASA's Office of Space Science has recently