Podcasting is a way of automatically receiving audio and video files. These files can be saved on your PC, laptop or portable device (such as an mp3 player) and played when and where you want.
How do I receive podcasts?
To receive podcasts you need to install podcast software on your computer. This software will check for new programs when you connect to the Internet.
There are many podcast software packages available on the Internet, usually free of charge. Commonly used packages can be found at Podcastingnews.com. The major ones include:
Please note: CSIRO does not recommend any particular package, and suggests that you read the product information carefully before downloading to your computer. CSIRO is not responsible for the content of external websites
Simon McKeon presents to the CSIRO Alumni - 12 December 2012 CSIRO Chairman, Simon McKeon, discusses the important issues for the CSIRO Board and the challenges faced by this large diverse research organisation. Simon raises the question of his appointment as the Chair, a position often held by those with a research background, and suggests that his expertise in commerce across business, government and non-profit brings a complementary set of skills to the Board. Simon also speaks about those who influenced his interest in science in his early life, and later the science technology that helped his team set a speed sailing world record. He also touches on the importance of education and shares his views on the importance for any organisation to remain connected to their alumni. Watch the video.
David Trotter discusses the Scientists In Schools program at the CSIRO Alumni Victoria event - 12 December 2012 Scientists in Schools, which includes the sub-program Mathematicians in Schools, is a national program that creates and supports long-term partnerships between teachers and scientists or mathematicians. David Trotter, National Operations Manager for CSIRO Education recently discussed the program with alumni in Melbourne. David describes the program as a sort of "dating service", matching teachers with scientists with the partnerships being flexible to allow for a style and level of involvement that suits each participant. The Alumni nationally has been supporting the Scientists In Schools program and a number of the programs State ambassadors are among the ranks of the alumni – Mick Poole is the ambassador in WA, Oliver Mayo in SA, Geoff Garrett in QLD, Steve Morton in NT and Tom Spurling in VIC. Watch the video or visit the Scientists in Schools website for more information on how to get involved in this worthwhile program.
2012 Brodie-Hall Memorial Address
The CSIRO Alumni again proudly hosted the annual memorial address in honour of the late Sir Lawrence Brodie-Hall. This year the address "Positioning WA for the Energy Century" was delivered by Dr Alex Wonhas, Director, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship on 27 September 2012 at the University Club of WA. In his presentation, Dr Wonhas discusses why it is essential to understand and prepare for the pending transformation of the energy sector - the most significant transformation of the sector since the introduction of electricity well over 100 years ago. He also discusses the challenges and opportunities the transformation may create and outlines the role R&D can play to help position WA for success in this coming century of energy.
At this year's address a special tribute was also made to alumnus, the late Professor Ralph Slatyer, AC, FAA who died in July 2012. Professor Slatyer was an Australian ecologist and the first Chief Scientist of Australia from 1989 to 1992, A presentation of this year's Brodie-Hall Award was also made to recipient Wilf Ewers. Watch the videos.
The CSIRO Alumni proudly hosts an annual memorial address in honour of the late Sir Lawrence Brodie-Hall, delivered by a guest speaker on a poignant and timely topic. The 2009 Brodie-Hall Address, 'MIND MATTER: the science behind the early detection and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease', was given by Professor Richard Head, Director CSIRO Preventative Health National Research Flagship in October 2009. Prof. Head presented on what is currently known about Alzheimer's disease, the consequences the disease will have for Australiain in the future and the approach CSIRO and our research collaborators are taking and the advancements we have made in understanding the disease and the challenges ahead. Click Here to watch a video presentation. The powerpoint presentation will run simultaneously with the audio.
Jim Cullen, President CSIRO Alumni speaks to Monday Mail
Jim Cullen, President CSIRO Alumni, was interviewed for the CSIRO internal newsletter, Monday Mail in July 2009. Jim discussed reaching our 3,000 member milestone and his vision for the Alumni. Watch the video.
The 2008 Brodie-Hall Memorial Address, 'Mining the Sky with the SKA', was given by Dr Brian Boyle of the Australia Telescope National Facility in October 2008. Dr Boyle presented on the Square Kilometre Array, an international collaborative project to build the world's largest radio telescope. Click Hereto listen to the audio presentation.
In November 2008 the CSIRO Alumni held the inaugural Bob Johannes Lecture, a presentation on a topic of scientific interest relevant to the general community. This lecture is to be held annually in honour of the late scientist Bob Johannes. This year's lecture was titled 'Climate Change and Tasmania: Our Place in the Global Solution', and was delivered by speakers Greg Johannes and Dr Graeme Pearman. Unfortunately the download option is unavailable for this audio presentation, instead just press play on the media player below.
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In November 2008 the CSIRO Alumni held the inaugural Bob Johannes Lecture, a presentation on a topic of scientific interest relevant to the general community. This lecture is to be held annually in honour of the late scientist Bob Johannes. This year's lecture was titled 'Climate Change and Tasmania: Our Place in the Global Solution', and was delivered by speakers Greg Johannes and Dr Graeme Pearman.
Unfortunately the download option is unavailable for this audio presentation, instead just press play on the media player below.
To listen to access CSIRO podcasts and vodcasts, click on the rotating image to be redirected to the CSIROpod webpage.