Melissa K. Bunte, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 210

480-461-7881

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Office hours are now virtual. 

Summer hours will be determined by student feedback. Look for changes to hours May 27-June 1;

Questions by email are always welcome; alternatively, schedule a Canvas or video chat to guarantee personalized online help. Messages left at my office phone number will be forwarded to email for a return call.  

Classes Taught

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

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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.

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

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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.

Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

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

Fall 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
34605
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 34605 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 34605 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34605 must also register for .
34606
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 34606 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 34606 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 34606 must also register for .
38570
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 38570 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 38570 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 38570 must also register for .
36075
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 36075 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 36075 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36075 must also register for .
36076
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 36076 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 36076 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 36076 must also register for .
38571
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 38571 Students will need access to their own computer, webcam, and microphone for this class.

Class 38571 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 38571 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
40426
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 40426 Students may contact instructor at: melissa.bunte@mesacc.edu

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