Melissa K. Bunte, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - Astronomy

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 210

480-461-7881

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM9:45 AM - 10:15 AM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM9:45 AM - 10:15 AM 

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

   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

Fall 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 district placement.
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

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 25717 must also register for .

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

Class Ended

Notes: Class 26455 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 26455 must also register for .

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

Class Ended

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 25718 must also register for .

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

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 37779 must also register for .
37780
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 37780 must also register for .
37797
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
Tu
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Class 37797 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 37797 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
40909
Dobson Campus
Lab
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
Tu
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

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

Open

1 of 24
Seats Available

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

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

Open

8 of 19
Seats Available

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

Closed

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

Open

1 of 24
Seats Available

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

Open

7 of 19
Seats Available

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

Closed

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

Open

7 of 19
Seats Available

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