On the Cover: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is based on the assumption that intelligence of a technological sort has arisen on more than one planet in our galaxy. On Earth, some forms of life exhibit intelligence; others do not. Ravens have been seen making and using tools; mushrooms and algae have not. Dolphins, like humans, have evolved a complex language, and bonobos display many behaviors remarkably similar to human activities. But of all the life-forms that have come and gone on Earth, only one has built radio telescopes to listen for signals from other life-forms. The likelihood of a similar life-form existing on another planet is a topic for lively debate.
14 New Eyes for Mars: Testing Cameras for the Mars '96 Mission: Gerhard Neukum gives a preview of the system that will soon be showing us the landscape of the Red Planet.
16 Fly to Saturn With Cassini: Society Members Invited Along: Charlene Anderson explains how you can fly to Saturn!
3 Members' Dialogue A letter from a New Millennium committee member; giving due credit.
17 World Watch Preparations for multiple Mars missions; NASA budget woes continue.
18 News & Reviews Comet Hyakutake and Pluto.
19 Society News More opportunities to get involved with Society events and activities.
20 Q&A A special edition devoted to telling time.