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IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System
The Adler Planetarium is pleased to announce the release of a new fulldome show IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System. This production is part of NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer's (IBEX) Education and Public Outreach Program, led by Adler Planetarium and with visualizations from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).

The show is available to planetaria at no charge.
Show Description
Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.
Designed for visitors with an appreciation for the challenges of space science and a desire to learn more about science research, IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System follows the creation of NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX). Audiences will get an in-depth look at the mission and how IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System's boundary.
Narrated by two inquisitive teenagers, audiences will hear from the scientists and engineers that developed the IBEX mission and created the spacecraft, and get the latest updates on the mission's discoveries.
Supporting Material Description
Many resources have been developed to support this show and explore the IBEX mission in a museum or other educational setting. A limited number of physical kits will be available that will contain hard copies of print resources (such as posters) and materials to facilitate floor demonstrations and activities. Electronic versions of all of these resources can be found on our Planetaria Page for review and free download. Once you have signed and returned the Exhibition Agreement, physical materials kits can be distributed if requested and available.
Opportunity for Scientist Visit
IBEX has an international team of scientists, many of whom have offered to give a public talk in conjunction with a planetarium show opening or other major event connected with the show. If you are interested in this opportunity, email our E/PO Program to connect with IBEX scientists in your area.
How to Obtain the IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System Fulldome Show
Method 1
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System has been fully rendered as 4K PNG dome masters, and is also available in 2K and 1K versions. The soundtrack is distributed as uncompressed WAV files and is available as individual channels, a 5.1 WAV file, and a Stereo WAV file.

Adler is not able to offer technical support for installation of the show on your fulldome system. If you will require any assistance in installation you should use Method 2 below.

If you have the resources to format these files for playback in your theater then you can obtain a copy of the show directly. Send an email to our E/PO Program to obtain a copy of the exhibition agreement. Complete and sign that form and send it back to Adler along with a blank hard drive or suitable storage media for the digital files. The Adler will send the drive back to you with the show materials.


Method 2
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System is available from the following distributors:

These distributors will provide the show free of charge but may charge a fee for formatting, encoding, installation support, and handling expenses. Inquire with the distributor directly for details.
Show Locations
The IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System show is now playing at planetariums around the world. Find a show location near you! (Note: The actual Google map pinpoints for some planetarium locations may not be exact. Please contact the individual sites for directions.)
NASA Principal Investigator: Dave McComas
E/PO Lead: Lindsay Bartolone
Webmasters: Wendy Mills & Georgina Avalos
Last Updated: 22 NOVEMBER 2010
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