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X-Ray Observations in the AXAF Era and NASA's Public Outreach Plans

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F. Rick Harnden, Jr

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 undertaken.

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