AMOS Science Pub announces summer series

Press release from the Asheville Museum of Science:

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their co-hosted summer series of the Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series offered by AMOS.

WHO: In June, AMOS welcomes Ben Prater of Defenders of Wildlife.  For the July pub talk, Joe Minicozzi AICP of Urban3 will be speaking, and in August, GF Linamar’s Bethany Stolevski will be providing the Science Pub talk.

WHAT:  The summer series spans a wide range of engaging topics, all focused on how locals use and rely on science to serve their passion and livelihoods.  The June talk by Ben Prater will address offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and related environmental impacts on wildlife. In July, Joe Minicozzi will connect economics and land use on the topic of “Science of Cities.” Bethany Stolevski will complete the summer series in August with a talk on engineering and the science of die-casting.

WHEN: Friday, June 29, July 27, and August 31, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentations begin at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:        The Collider

1 Haywood St. – Suite 401

Asheville, NC 28801

Top floor of the downtown Wells Fargo building

Attendees are invited to enjoy light bites provided by Ingles and refreshments provided by Asheville Brewers Alliance before settling in for a fascinating night of science.

AMOS is proud to announce that the next year of pubs are sponsored in part by Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

This is the fifth year AMOS has collaborated with local scientists and breweries to present the Science Pub series free to the public. Prior Science Pub topics have included gravitational waves, the science of brewing beer, dog behavior, neuroscience of bias, the value of WNCs food systems, Neanderthals, and more.

The Collider, an innovation center for climate solutions, has partnered with the museum to co-host the 2018 Science Pub series. The two nonprofit organizations are located in the same building: AMOS on the ground floor at 43 Patton Ave. and The Collider on the top floor, overlooking Pritchard Park.

For more information about AMOS, the Science Pub Series, or The Collider, contact Christa Flores at or 828-254-7162.

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