Janice A. Hester, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 204

480-461-7313 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointment By appointment 

Monday to Thursday: Online answering messages from 9:00 - 10:00am; Webex meetings by appointment

Wednesday: Drop-in Webex office hours from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Friday: Drop-in Webex office hours from 9:00 - 10:00 am

Classes Taught

Spring 2021

AST111 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy 4 Credits
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. The scientific method, properties of light, astronomical instruments, our Solar System and solar systems around other stars. Includes hands-on astronomical observations and laboratory exercises.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory district placement.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34375
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
We
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34375 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34375 must also register for .
34376
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34376 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34376 must also register for .
AST112 Introduction to Stars, Galaxies, and Cosmology 4 Credits
Introduction to astronomy for the non-science major. Structure and evolution of stars; supernovae, black holes, and quasars; nebulae; star clusters; galaxies; cosmology, including the birth and death of the universe.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT092 or higher, or satisfactory district placement.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34377
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34377 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34377 must also register for .
34458
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34458 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34458 must also register for .
34378
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34378 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34378 must also register for .
34459
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 34459 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34459 must also register for .

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