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Trip to the Sun
September 13th, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Dillon M. asked us, how do we measure the distance from the Earth to the Sun? Read on to find out the answer to this great question, and do the out-of-this-world math!

Big Bad Sun
September 5th, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Evy H. asked us, how much does the Sun weigh? Read on to find out, and weigh in on the math in outer space objects!

Neighborhood Hot Spot – for Real
September 3rd, 2020

You know how sunshine can bounce off glass windows into our eyes? Well, imagine a building with this problem – but bigger! Read on to see how one building was causing a meltdown in London, and discover the math in this bright building.

Three Birthdays Every Day
August 22nd, 2020

We have to wait a whole 365 days for our birthdays to come around again. But what if we lived on a planet where we only had to wait a few hours? Well, there’s one planet out there where this could happen! Read on to find out more about Kepler-78b, and do the math to see how often you’d get to eat cake and celebrate.

Spotlight on 11/11 11:11
November 11th, 2019

We are loving the geometry in the Anthem Veterans Memorial sculpture in Arizona. What makes this sculpture so mathematically special? Read on to find out – and see how math can meet nature to create memorable and honoring tributes.

When the Sun Plays Hide and Seek
August 20th, 2017

What happens during a solar eclipse that makes it so cool? Read on to find out – and see the out-of-this-world math that’s involved!

Weaving around the Sun
July 8th, 2016

Bedtime Math fan Addie W. asked us, how many Rainbow Loom bands would it take to wrap around the sun? Read on to find out, and go big with the sunny loom math!

Planet Party
May 8th, 2016

We always love a good, rare, outer-space event. And Mercury traveling across the sun is one of those things that doesn’t happen every day! Read on to do the math in this out-of-this-world event happening tomorrow.

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse!
September 27th, 2015

During a lunar eclipse, the Moon is directly behind the Earth, on the opposite side of the Sun, causing it to be right in Earth’s shadow and making it look really cool. Well tonight another special thing happens with the moon that you won’t want to miss! Read on to find out what it is, and do the math in this rare lunar double feature!

Hiding the Moon
October 7th, 2014

Tomorrow morning many of us will get to see a lunar eclipse, one of the coolest solar system events you can watch. The Earth will move right between the Sun and Moon to put its own shadow right on the Moon. This will make the Moon turn a cool shade of reddish-orange as it slides into our shadow.