Melissa K. Bunte, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 210

480-461-7881

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM    

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Changes after Spring Break: 

Office hours are now virtual. 

In order to avoid conflict with your other classes, my hours are shifting to the first hour of each scheduled AST class. Join in for any of those or request another time. 

Questions by email are always welcome; alternatively, schedule a Canvas or Cranium Cafe chat to guarantee personalized online help. 

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

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
26435
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 26435 must also register for .

27548
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 27548 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 27548 must also register for .

26515
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 26515 must also register for .

27825
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27825 must also register for .
27828
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
Mo
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Closed

Notes: Class 27828 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27828 must also register for .
27827
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 27827 must also register for .
AST113 Introduction to Solar System Astronomy Laboratory 1 Credits
Hands-on astronomical observations and exercises to supplement AST111.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AST111 and permission of Instructor or Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36344
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
Mo
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Closed

Summer 2020

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
17397
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 07/16/2020

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 17397 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Some lab meetings will be conducted online. See syllabus for dates and information. Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 17397 must also register for .
17602
Dobson Campus
Lab
05/27/2020 - 07/16/2020
MoWe
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

15 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 17602 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 17602 must also register for .

Fall 2020

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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35075
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

14 of 19
Seats Available

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 35075 must also register for .
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
36078
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
Mo
1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Open

24 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36078 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36078 must also register for .
36076
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36076 must also register for .

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