Kevin Healy, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 223

480-461-7027

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM4:00 PM - 5:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:00 AM1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM    

Office hours will be held online AND in person.

Online office hours will be held in Webex at:
https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/khealy36

In-person office hours will be held in Dr. Healy's office, Room PS 223 in the Physical Science Building (PS 15).

Meetings may be scheduled at other times, by appointment.

Classes Taught

Spring 2023

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.
AST 106, 111, and 112 cover three areas of study in astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30468
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30468 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).

Class 30468 Instructor will provide digital course material information on the 1st day of class. AST106 is not a prerequisite for AS111, or AST112. AST106, AST111, and AST112 cover three areas in Astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. AST111 and AST112 are not the prerequisite courses.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30468 must also register for .
30469
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30469 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30469 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.
AST106, AST111, and AST112 cover three areas of Astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. 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
29254
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: 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.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29254 must also register for .
30319
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30319 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu. Students are required to submit an initial assignment due within the first few days of class. Students are required to have access to a computer and internet. A webcam and microphone are recommended. A mobile device may not be sufficient for all course content.

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.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 30319 must also register for .
30089
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30089 must also register for .
30320
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30320 Students may contact instructor at: janice.hester@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 30320 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
30666
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30666 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

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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