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Matina Mitchell

MATINA PAYTON

Matina is our resident astrophysicist, holding an MSc in Astrophysics and a Secondary Science PGCE. She is one of our most senior presenters and a recent partner in Explorer Dome. She has worked with Explorer Dome since 2007 and has been involved in ongoing presenter taining and show-development as well as co-writing & developing Explorer Dome’s "Winter Show" – a cross-curricular fusion of Science & Culture.

Matina is an active presenter and also Explorer Dome's administration officer. She is the face behind the name if you email Explorer Dome or send a web enquiry!

After moving from Berlin to the UK in 2004, Matina gained her Masters degree in Astrophysics from the University of Bristol and a PGCE in Secondary Science (Physics specialism) in 2010. She has taught science at St. Katherine's School in pill and offers private tutoring sessions in GCSE Science and A-level Physics.

Matina's love for science and astronomy has led her to run science enrichment activities at Horfield Primary School, work as an education officer at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy in Bath and volunteer at special theme days at At-Bristol (including scout and brownie badge weekends

"At Explorer Dome, every week is Science Week!"

After taking some time out to gain her secondary PGCE qualification and teaching fulltime, Matina re-joined Explorer Dome as her heart and passion is in science communication:

“Working with Explorer Dome was just too much fun to leave behind!”


Other presenters that you can find inside Explorer Dome:

Jim Bell : Ben Brown : Alex Butler : Madelon Foard : Steph Hoddinott : Charlie Harbot : Kevin Hollis : Shaaron Leverment : Matina Payton : Olivia Reddy : Bea Roberts : Andy Wakefield : Caz Winkworth : Josh Yates

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