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Former Art Director of National Geographic Presentation

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series. “At The Interface” will be presented by Charles Floyd, former Art Director at National Geographic.

“Science isn’t just for nerds. It’s the foundation of our culture, and our democracy,” says Charles. His presentation will detail the role art & design play in bridging the gap between science and public understanding. As an illustrator, designer, educator, and former art director at National Geographic, Charles has spent his career striving to translate complex information into cogent, readable and understandable visuals designed to engage, educate, and inform.

The program takes place at The Collider in downtown Asheville, on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building at 1 Haywood St. Attendees are invited to enjoy light bites provided by Ingles and beer provided by Asheville Brewing Alliance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. while the program begins at 6:30p.m., providing plenty of time for attendees to grab refreshments, watch the sun set over Asheville, and settle in for an exciting night of science.

This is the fourth 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 WNC's food systems, Neanderthals, and more. 

The Collider, an innovation center for climate solutions has partnered with the museum to co-host the 2017 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 Cory Van Auken, or (828) 254-7162x3.


More about Asheville Museum of Science

Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is the re-branded and expanded Colburn Earth Science Museum, now in its spacious new location at 43 Patton Ave., in downtown Asheville. AMOS has served Asheville and the Western North Carolina region for more than 55 years and offers interactive exhibits and programming that go beyond earth science, into life science disciplines and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). Exhibits include interactive displays on the French Broad River, Appalachian forestry, weather, geology and paleontology, among others. Learn more at, or like them on Facebook: @AshevilleMuseumofScience and Twitter @Avl_Science.

More about The Collider

The Collider is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, non-advocacy innovation center focused on climate. Located in the heart of downtown “Climate City,” Asheville, N.C., The Collider exists to accelerate climate solutions through innovation, collaboration, and education, offering cowork, business, and event space. Learn more at or contact us at 828-CLIMATE or The Collider is on Facebook: @TheCollider.Asheville and Twitter: @TheCollider.AVL.