Melissa K. Bunte, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

480-461-7881

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

 By appointment By appointmentBy appointment

Office hours are open-door; other times are by appointment. 

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

Classes Taught

Spring 2019

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 score on placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32268
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Class Ended

35535
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Class Ended

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 score on district placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31746
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

33047
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019

Class Ended

31837
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

35572
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/14/2019 - 05/10/2019
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Ended

35575
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

35577
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
Tu
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

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
35599
Dobson Campus
Lab
01/15/2019 - 05/10/2019
Tu
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

Summer 2019

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 score on district placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17372
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/28/2019 - 07/18/2019

Open

1 of 22
Seats Available

18039
Dobson Campus
Lab
05/29/2019 - 07/18/2019
MoWe
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

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.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17307
Dobson Campus
Lab
05/29/2019 - 07/18/2019
MoWe
5:45 PM - 8:15 PM

Closed

Fall 2019

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 score on placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26265
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Closed

37778
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Closed

AST107 Life in the Universe Laboratory 1 Credits
Astronomy, Biology, and Planetary Science laboratory.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in AST/GLG106 and permission of Instructor or Department or Division.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37828
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Closed

No Seats Available

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 score on district placement exam.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25717
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

10 of 24
Seats Available

26455
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

25718
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

37779
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Open

10 of 24
Seats Available

37780
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

37797
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
Tu
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

22 of 24
Seats Available

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