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Solar Physics Conference Boosts Local Economy

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BOZEMAN - People from seven different countries flew in on Sunday to attend the 44th annual Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomical Society conference.

Many of the over 200 attendees have been visiting Bozeman's restaurants and shops, which is boosting the local economy. The conference comes to an end on Thursday, but many are extending their stay to experience Montana outdoors such as hiking.

"I'm constantly being asked where's a good place to go hiking and eat," said Dana Longscope, MSU Professor of Physics.

This is the second time that MSU has hosted the conference. The last time was in 1997.

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