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According to doomsayers, a rare alignment of the planets will spark earthquakes, tidal waves, and global catastrophe in the year 2005. In fact, all the planets tugging in unison probably couldn’t raise a ripple in a glass of lemonade. In The Grand Alignment: Grim Truth or Tabloid Hokum, planetarium director James Sharpe gives jittery sky watchers the lowdown. At 9:30 a.m. at the National Air & Space Museum’s Einstein Planetarium, 6th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Greg Kitsock)