Kevin Healy, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Astronomy

Program Director :

Physical Science

Office: PS 15 - Room: 223

480-461-7027

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM4:00 PM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Office Hour on Monday will be in-person at Red Mtn campus in Palo Verde 108.
Office Hours on Tues-Fri will be in-person in PS 223, Physical Science building, Southern & Dobson campus.

All Office Hours Mon-Fri may also be joined virtually at Dr. Healy's Webex meeting room:
https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/khealy36

Meetings outside regularly-scheduled office hours can be arranged with advance notice. Please contact Dr. Healy.

Classes Taught

Summer 2024

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
15279

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 15279 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15279 must also register for .

15280

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 15280 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15280 must also register for .

Fall 2024

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.

Course Notes: Note that AST106 is not a prerequisite for other AST courses, AST106, 111, and 112 cover three areas of study in astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. AST111 and AST112 are not prerequisites of this course.

General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14361
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14361 must also register for .

15553

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
08/21/2024 - 12/13/2024
We
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15553 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 15553 must also register for .

14848

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

14 of 24
Seats Available

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 14848 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14848 must also register for .

15554

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

19 of 24
Seats Available

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 15554 Students may contact instructor at: kevin.healy@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 15554 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.

Course Notes: Note that AST112 is not a prerequisite for other AST courses, AST106, 111, and 112 cover three areas of study in astronomy. These courses can be taken in any order or combination. AST106 and AST111 are not prerequisites of this course.

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
14143
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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.

Class 14143 Instructor will provide digital course material information on the 1st day of class.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 14143 must also register for .

14851
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lab
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

9 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Class 14851 Instructor will provide digital course material information on the 1st day of class.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 14851 must also register for .

Degrees & Awards

B.S. Physics with Astrophysics option, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 1993
M.S. Physics / Astrophysics, Arizona State University, 1998
Ph.D. Physics / Astrophysics, Arizona State University, 2004

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