Janice A. Hester, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 208

480-461-7313 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
 

Online

Online

Online

 

  • Tuesday to Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00, Drop-in Webex Office Hours
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, Drop-in Webex Office Hours
  • In person meetings during these times by appointment
  • Other times (including evenings by Webex) by appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

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
23956
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 23956 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 23956 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23956 must also register for .
37035
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 37035 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 37035 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 37035 must also register for .
24130
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 24130 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 24130 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 24130 must also register for .
37039
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 37039 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 37039 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 37039 must also register for .
PHY111 General Physics I 4 Credits
Includes motion, energy, and properties of matter.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT182 or MAT187 or MAT220 or MAT221 or eligibility for MAT220 as indicated by appropriate placement or one year high school Trigonometry with a grade of C or better or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23040
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

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.

Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone. Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 23040 must also register for .

23041
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
Tu
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

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.

Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone. Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 23041 must also register for .

Spring 2022

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
34509
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

4 of 16
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34509 must also register for .
29867
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

16 of 16
Seats Available

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 29867 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29867 must also register for .
34510
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

4 of 16
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 34510 must also register for .
29868
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Open

16 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29868 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29868 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
29869
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

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 29869 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29869 must also register for .
29936
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

23 of 24
Seats Available

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 29936 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29936 must also register for .
29870
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

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 29870 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29870 must also register for .
29937
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

23 of 24
Seats Available

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 29937 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29937 must also register for .

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