Omni August 1993

 

 

SHOCKER! SCIENCE SOLVES PAST MURDERS

HOW TO BECOME AN ASTRONOMER!

PLUS
SKY WATCHER'S GUIDE

NEW TECHNOLOGY MEETS
ANCIENT CULTURES

GIZMOS! WILD GADGETS YOU GOTTA HAVE!

WAR ON CANCER: IS VICTORY NEAR?

 
OMNI1993AugLG

Vol.15 No. 10

"Leave this to the professionals" is a sentiment not often heard in astronomy. In fact, professional astronomers rely on amateurs to help them search the sky. Read about amateurs' contributions, and learn how to set up your own observatory and what to watch for when you do.
Cover by Shigemi Numazawa, Philip Ederly Agency; art and photo credits.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President & C.O.O.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Keith Ferrell
Executive VP/ Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Caroline Dark
Art Director: Cathryn Mezzo

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 4)
America must keep its public libraries
by Octavia E. Butler

Communications (pg 6)

Artificial Intelligence (pg 8)
by Steve Nadis

Wheels (pg 10)
by Jeffrey Zygmont

Mind (pg 12)
by Nina L. Diamond

Electronic Universe (pg 14)
by Gregg Keizer

Digs (pg 16)
by Kathleen McAuliffe

Arts (pg 18)
by Judith Bell

Style (pg 20)
by Peter Callahan

Books (pg 22)
by Robert K.J. Killheffer

Political Science (pg 24)
by Tom Dworetzky

Sounds (pg 25)
by Byron Poole

Continuum (pg 27)

Sky Watchers (pg 34)
Discovering comets and supernovas is all in a night's
work for amateur astronomers.
by Sharon McAuliffe

New Technologies, Ancient Cultures (pg 46)
Native Americans are using technology to fight
for their rights and way of life.
by A. J. S. Rayl

Murders from the Past (pg 50)
Who are the forensic anthropologists, and why
are they digging up famous suspected murder victims?
by James Dickerson

Fiction: Mrs. Jones (pg 58)
by Carol Emshwiller

Gizmos (pg 66)
The latest modern conveniences save energy, too.
by Susan Skog

Interview (pg 71)
by Douglas Stein

Antimatter (pg 75)

Games (pg 96)
by Scot Morris