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Astronomer Geoff Chester witnessed the historic rendezvous between the space shuttle and the Russian station Mir…but not on television. To those who knew when and where to look, both spacecrafts were easily visible to the naked eye, even against the neon-smeared skies of the inner city. In his lecture “The Satellite Sky,” Chester explains how, using low-power binoculars, you can spot up to 25 satellites from the Mall. At 9:30 a.m. at the National Air & Space Museum’s Einstein Planetarium, 6th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (GK)