IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System, a fulldome and flat-screen show, is available to museums, planetariums, and other non-profit institutions. 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 museums, planetariums, and other informal and formal education venues with no licensing fee.
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.
How to Obtain the IBEX Flat–Screen Show
The flat–screen version of the IBEX: show is available for any informal or formal education institution with no licensing fee. Please send an email request to our E/PO Program to obtain a copy of the exhibition agreement. Read, complete, and sign that form and send it back to Adler. Within 1 to 7 days, Adler staff will send you a reply email containing 1) the fully executed document and 2) the ftp instructions for you to download the show files. Each show file is approximately 10GB in size. In return for obtaining the show with no licensing fee, you will be required to provide monthly updates as to the number of people (exact number preferred; approximate number acceptable) who saw the show during the previous month.
The show is available in English audio with no captions, English audio with English captions, and English audio with Spanish captions.
Adler is not able to offer technical support for specific browser issues related to the ftp connection and download. If you require any assistance with the use of your particular browser to facilitate the ftp download, please utilize your browser’s "Help" feature.
How to Obtain the IBEX Fulldome Show
Method 1 IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System has been fully rendered as 4K PNG and 4K JPEG dome masters, and is also available in 2K JPEG format. 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 or contact your fulldome system distributor for information.
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 statement of the resolution and format you wish to receive (4K PNG, 4K JPEG, 2K JPEG, or 1K JPEG). Adler staff will send you an email with the fully executed document and the size of external hard drive you will need to ship to the Adler. Adler staff will send the drive back to you with the show materials. Please allow 2-4 weeks for file loading and shipment.
Method 2 IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System is available from the following distributors:
These distributors will provide the show with no licensing fee but may charge a fee for formatting, encoding, installation support, and handling expenses. Inquire with the distributor directly for details.
If you do not see your distributor's name above, please have them inquire with our E/PO program for details regarding obtaining the show for distribution.