Kevin Healy, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 223

480-461-7027

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

Online

 

Online

 

Online

All online office hours are available through Webex:
https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/khealy36

Tuesday and Thursday morning office hours are held in person in PS 107.
Tuesday and Thursday afternoon office hours are held in person in PS 105.

Meetings can be scheduled at other times by appointment.

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

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
28728
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28728 must also register for .
28727
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 28727 must also register for .
29661
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

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 29661 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29661 must also register for .
29660
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 29660 must also register for .
AST294AB Special Topics in Astronomy 1 Credits
Conceptual, experimental, and computational aspects of a special topic in astronomy.
Prerequisites: Permission of Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30437
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

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 30437 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Fall 2022

AST106 Life in the Universe 4 Credits
Introduction to the search for life in the universe for the non-science major. Earth's location in space and time, nature of life, light and the spectrum, origin and history of the universe, origin of life on Earth and the possibility of life on other planets.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or completion of higher level mathematics course, or satisfactory placement.
Note that AST106 is not a prerequisite for other AST courses, AST106, 111, and 112 cover three areas of study in astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. AST111 and AST112 are not prerequisites of this course.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29678
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
Mo
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Open

16 of 24
Seats Available

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 29678 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29678 must also register for .

35502
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
Mo
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

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 35502 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 35502 must also register for .

30339
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

16 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 30339 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30339 must also register for .
35528
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

19 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.

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Class 35528 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35528 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.
Note that AST112 is not a prerequisite for other AST courses, AST106, 111, and 112 cover three areas of study in astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. AST106 and AST111 are not prerequisites of this course. It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Physics and Astronomy Boot Camp that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29418
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/25/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

13 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Honors Program Only

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 29418 Instructor will provide digital course material information on the 1st day of class.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29418 must also register for .
30342
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

13 of 16
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 30342 Instructor will provide digital course material information on the 1st day of class.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30342 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

B.S. Physics with Astrophysics option, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1993
M.S. Physics with Astrophysics option, Arizona State University, 1998
Ph.D. Physics with Astrophysics option, Arizona State University, 2004

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