Waukesha County

IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Recommended for grades 9 - 12
Resource guide available
1 hour

For current program rates, see the Waukesha County Environmental Education School Guide

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy. Follow the creation of NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) and 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.

Standards: HS.ESS1.1
Duration: 60 minutes
Fee: Yes
Offered: School Year
Location options: Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium located at the Retzer Nature Center

Grade 9-12 program listing