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Partners in space: CSIRO and NASA celebrate its 50th anniversary

The 26th of February 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of Australia's partnership with the USA in solar system exploration. Learn more about our historic collaboration in this video. (7:08)

Precision spheres in push to re-define kilogram

CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Precision Optics is the only place in the world capable of fabricating round objects with the accuracy required for the Avogadro Project.

Space, Rockets and Exploration student workshop (New South Wales)

Students explore the science and technology of space travel in the Space, Rockets and Exploration program run by CSIRO for New South Wales students in Years 4-6.

Parkes Radio Telescope group bookings

The Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre provides an engaging and inspiring experience for people of all ages.

Venue hire

The Parkes Observatory Visitors Centre provides venue hire, including catering.

School holiday fun at the Dish

The Parkes radio telescope is running a series of free activities throughout January.

Global exploration strategy: the framework for coordination

A vision for globally coordinated space exploration is elaborated and the stage is set for the discussions and hard work that will make it a reality in this publication. (24 pages)

Spacecraft tracking

Spacecraft the CDSCC are currently tracking.

The dish and the great beyond (Podcast 13 Apr 2010)

In this vodcast we tune in to the universe with a tour of the famous ‘dish’ at CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory.

Secrets of the 'galactic octopus wrestler' (Podcast 12 Dec 2007)

CSIRO’s Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths has been dubbed the 'galactic octopus wrestler' after discovering a new spiral arm of the Milky Way and in this video podcast, she describes how it feels to uncover the secrets of the Galaxy. (3:10)

How continents can break apart (Podcast 24 Aug 2006)

Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb speaks about his research into continental drift in this five-minute interview. (5:12)

Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths wins Malcolm McIntosh Prize (Podcast 17 Oct 2006)

Dr McClure-Griffiths discusses her research into astrophysics, which has seen her awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize, in this five-minute podcast. (5:17)

Cold water eddy 'monsters' mighty current off Sydney (Podcast 16 Mar 2007)

In this six-minute podcast Dr David Griffin, from the Wealth from Ocean's Flagship, explains how a huge dense eddy was the reason the sea was so cold off the coast of NSW this summer. (6:23)

Networks create world telescope in real-time (Podcast 04 Sep 2007)

Dr Tasso Tzioumis from CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility describes how scientists are linking telescopes around the world in real-time. (6:18)

Strange star stumps astronomers (Podcast 19 May 2008)

It’s obese and yet speedy...find out why this pulsar has astronomers scratching their heads. In this podcast, Dr David Champion describes the star...and theories on why it’s such astronomical oddball.. (5:13)

Countdown to Satellite Launch and new era of ocean research (Podcast 20 Jun 2008)

Teams of climate change researchers around the world will be anxiously counting down the launch of the Jason-2 satellite from California, scheduled for 20 June 2008. Successful lift-off will mean a whole new era in detecting the expansion of our oceans and sea level rise, both major indicators of climate change. (5.30)

Texan students get their hands on 'The Dish' (Podcast 12 Apr 2007)

The hunt for gravitational waves in space continues, with high school students from Texas becoming the first people to operate 'The Dish' remotely. (4:18)

Live from the moon: the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 (Podcast 17 Jul 2009)

In Australia, July 21 2009, marks the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, so in this special edition podcast we'll revisit CSIRO's involvement in delivering those famous images of Neil Armstrong's 'one small step for (a) man' to the world. (13:26)

What is a solar eclipse?

Discover how the Sun, Moon and Earth form one of the most spectacular astronomical events you may ever see, by turning day into night.

Tracing the path of the Sun

Over the course of a year you can trace at the path of the midday Sun across the sky.

Transits of Mercury and Venus

Discover why the planets Mercury and Venus are the only two planets to transit the Sun, when viewed from the Earth, and why transits of Venus are rare.

Terrestrial mapping and monitoring

Clever statistical methods are being applied to satellite imagery to improve environmental knowledge and management.

Splitting light

Discover how to split white light into a rainbow of colours.

Build a solar viewer

Discover how you can build a solar viewer that will allow you to safely view an image of the Sun.

Self-organising structures that look after themselves

In this video, CSIRO shows that self-repairing spacecraft are not simply the stuff of science fiction. (4:16)

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