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In 1997, shuttle astronauts will give the Hubble Space Telescope another eye exam. Outfitted with a new prescription, will the floating observatory settle such ponderous questions as the universe’s age or the existence of other planetary systems? Or, is it true that the closer we look at the universe, the fuzzier it all gets? Dr. Mark Clampin of Baltimore’s Space Telescope Science Institute takes an optimistic view in “The 1997 Servicing Mission: New Scientific Horizons for the Hubble Space Telescope” at 7:30 p.m. at the National Air & Space Museum’s Einstein Planetarium, 6th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (GK)