10th International Workshop on Astronomical X–Ray Optics Prague, DEC 4-7, 2017

AXRO 2017 in Prague is International Workshop on Astronomical X-Ray Optics focused on presentation and discussion of recent and future technologies for future X-ray astronomy missions. One session is focused on astrophysical aspects of X-ray telescopes/satellites in which some review talks will be given from leading scientists in this field plus some presentations of relevant Czech scientists.

The goal of the workshop is to present and to discuss recent and future technologies for X-ray astronomy missions. These missions require a development of mostly innovative technologies, and we want to discuss the possibilities, the results obtained so far, and new ideas in detail. It is obvious that the requirements of future large space X-ray astronomy missions are so demanding that they need a truly interdisciplinary approach in a wide international collaboration. These technologies will include X-ray optics based on Si wafers, advanced glass forming for precise X-ray optics, but also other possible technologies and alternatives, as well as related advanced metrology, measurements and tests.


As in previous years, we plan to have dedicated sessions on recent and future space project, e.g. SMILE, THESEUS, ATHENA, eXTP, etc. Contributions from the non-astronomical X-ray optics community will be also accepted assuming they focus on novel technologies and/or synergy between laboratory/synchrotron and space.

Similarly to previous years, we plan to start with the welcome reception in late afternoon and evening on Monday, Dec 4 and end on Thursday, Dec 7 in the late afternoon.

The attendance to the workshop will be limited to 50 participants so we recommend register soon.

Accomodation in Villa Lanna will be allocated on the first come first serve basis.




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Please do not wait to register and use our online registration form at section “Registration” as we need to know the number of participants in advance in order to offer the remaining places to others.

Registration deadline with lower fee is on November 5, 2017.
Late registration deadline on November 12, 2017.

Abstract deadline on November 19, 2017.

Please note these deadlines, but the Title(s) of suggested presentations should be submitted during the registration.

Paper deadline in on November 30, 2017.


The AXRO workshop offers the opportunity to publish a contribution to the proceedings indexed by ISI (WoS) and SCOPUS.

Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso
Page limit: 3 – 8 pages – the list of references is not counted
Language: English
Figures: *.eps (encapsulated PostScript) format. (Vector version of EPS format is required
(the bitmap version can be used only in a case of photos).
Colors: Pictures and graphs can be colourful, but have to be readable after conversion to black & white version as well.  Eg. “green dotted line, red dashed line, …
References: Alphabetical order, BibTex
(We strongly recommend using an automatic tool for retrieving a .bib file including entries for a selection of articles from NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS).)
Template: Donwload zip file or use Overleaf
Deadline: November 30, 2017 to e-mail: urbanm24@fel.cvut.cz (Martin Urban)
LaTeX helpdesk: Ondrej Nentvich (e-mail: nentvond@fel.cvut.cz)

Electronic formats different from LaTeX will not be accepted.

Submit your articles by e-mail;
TO: urbanm24@fel.cvut.cz (Martin Urban),
CC: nentvond@fel.cvut.cz (Ondřej Nentvich).