Please note that our public shows are now starting 30 minutes earlier.
"IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System" is one hour in length, featuring a 25-minute show followed by a live tour of the night sky and/or the Solar System. Ticket reservations are available online only. Remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the show. The planetarium will open for seating 30 minutes before the start of each show. You must be in the theater 10 minutes before the show starts. Reserved seats will be released after this time to stand-by customers. There is no entry after the show begins.
This fulldome presentation follows the construction, launch, and early science results of NASA's Interstellar Boundary EXplorer mission (IBEX). The spacecraft never gets farther than the orbit of the Moon, but by collecting fast-moving particles that have traveled 10 billion miles to the heliosheath and back, IBEX is mapping where the Sun's influence ends and interstellar space begins. Created at Chicago's Adler Planetarium with visualizations from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), this program is narrated by two inquisitive teenagers and features interviews with the scientists and engineers who have put their creative energies into this fascinating mission.
For more information, or to learn how to become a UAA Planetarium member please visit UAA Planetarium website.