Icarus at the Edge of Time

Have you ever dreamed of setting out on a heart-thumping adventure?Icarus at the Edge of Time is about a boy who dares to fly close to a black hole and lives to tell the tale.

Revisit the Icarus MythThis multimedia twist on a classic myth asks what happens when you fly not to the sun, but to a black hole.

Actor LeVar Burton lends his voice to Icarus, reading the tale before an enraptured audience.

Innovative filmmakers Al+Al, the award-winning artists behind the breathtaking film featured in Icarus at the Edge of Time (Al Holmes, left and AL Taylor, right).

What are Black Holes?Learn how black holes form and how they warp space and time.
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Download Teaching ResourcesThe Educator's Guide to Icarus at the Edge of Time offers classroom activities for teaching the science of black holes.
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What's Out There?At its heart, Icarus is a story about curiosity, adventure, danger and discovery.

  • Highlights

    The 5th annual World Science Festival opened with a spectacular performance of Icarus narrated by LeVar Burton.
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  • Educator's Guide

    Download this comprehensive guide to teaching black holes in the classroom. How does gravity work across space? How do black holes form? What is time dilation? Includes stunning images of black holes, a glossary, and classroom activities.
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