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Science Pub: The Science of Cat Behavior
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. Dr. Anne Symonds, expert in feline behavior, will present "Fantastic Felines -- Crazy or Misunderstood." This program will take place on Friday, Jan. 19, at The Collider. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Symonds' presentation will provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of domestic cat behavior. “Once we understand our felines, then we can look at them with a whole new perspective,” said Dr. Symonds, who will demystify some behaviors of domestic cats, including a discussion of how and why cats are the way they are. 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 refreshments provided by Asheville Brewing Alliance before settling in for a fascinating night of science. Please note: This presentation is for humans only! Please do not bring your furry pets with you. 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. The Asheville Museum of Science is Western North Carolina’s home for experiential science learning, discovery, and exploration. AMOS strives to spark the imagination and foster lifelong curiosity. 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.

The Collider

1 Haywood Street, Suite 401 · Asheville, NC

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If you are excited by science – whether or not you are a science professional – and you live in the Western North Carolina area, then the Asheville Science Tavern is a great meetup for you. We are part of a movement of science socials such as Science Cafes ( and Cafe Scientifique ( Our mission is to humanize science and scientists - sharing the work of science in a way that is warm, engaging, often funny, inspiring, even beautiful.

We also offer science outings such as hikes, river trips, stargazing, science pot lucks, science trips (to NC Museum of Natural Sciences, DC museums, etc.), citizen science activities, art-science activities, and just plain social gatherings.

In WNC we live in an area of tremendous biological and geological richness, with many areas under dark skies for observing astronomy, with some great science institutions (National Centers for Environmental Information ( and USFS Southern Research Station ( for example), AND with lots of smart, curious explorers like yourselves -- so we hope you will join us in learning more about the wonderful place we live.

It's free to join this group, and our events are free except where there is a fee charged by one of our partners. We often pass the Erlenmeyer flask to collect a few bucks to offset our expenses, but it's optional to chip in. We hope you join us at one of our events!

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