Mabel Stephenson and James Beaumont, physics majors at UWG, presented research results at the 2021 Georgia Regional Astronomy Meeting in Atlanta, GA. They studied near-infrared spectra taken with the 8.1-meter Gemini-South Telescope in Chile to determine the chemical compositions of planetary nebulae in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. This work was conducted with Dr. Nick Sterling, and represents the first detection of several rare elements in extragalactic nebulae.

Mabel Stephenson

James Beaumont