IBEX education and public outreach

L. M. Bartolone, K. Carney, S. B. Cohen, J. Erickson, J. Gutbezahl, P. H. Knappenberger, D. J. McComas

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The IBEX mission includes a comprehensive Education and Public Outreach (E/PO) program that develops programs and products in exciting themes from astronomy and space physics. With the active involvement of the Principal Investigator and several science team partners, it is overseen and implemented by the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. The program includes an internationally distributed planetarium show with accompanying informal education materials that are also accessible to individuals with special needs; a national Space Science Core Curriculum for grades 6-8 in collaboration with other NASA missions; a professional development program for teachers; and workshops that engage Hispanic and Native American students. Materials are made available for download or for order via the IBEX website: http://www.ibex.swri. edu/ . Our program is developed, implemented and monitored for effectiveness by organizations with proven capabilities and experience in their respective areas of E/PO. This paper describes these program elements in detail and includes the rationale and design process for this E/PO program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-369
Number of pages17
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • Adler
  • Astronomy Education
  • Curriculum
  • EPO
  • Education and Public Outreach
  • GEMS
  • Interactives
  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Planetarium
  • STEM
  • Science Literacy
  • Space Education
  • Space Science Sequences
  • Teacher Workshop
  • Teaching
  • TimeSpace


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