N and I went outside just before dinner to watch the ISS and STS Discovery pass overhead. We were out just a bit early, so we also looked at the gorgeous crescent moon (completely illuminated with ample Earth-shine) and bright yellowish Jupiter hanging in the fading light of dusk.
The stars were sharp and clear. Without any adjustment for my eyes the Pleiades popped out almost directly overhead, with orange Aldebaran staring down nearby. I pointed out Orion’s belt and the red star Betelgeuse
I spotted the pair low in the north west sky, barely brighter than the sun’s fading glow (and Syracuse’s contribution). They were only a few outstretched fingers apart (~2 degrees) and climbing slowly. I pointed them out to N who found them without too much difficulty. The pair made a pretty visually striking scene following each other slowly ‘up’ into the sky. The leading dot (the ISS I think) was much brighter at this point. (Edit: Reviewing orbital data shows that ISS was the trailing dot. It was, as I recall, brighter at higher elevation.)
As they ascended, they got brighter and brighter until near zenith the two outshone Jupiter and may have even surpassed Siruis  N followed them most of the time, with occasional comments about planes or the moon, but as I started talking about the astronauts that lived up there he became more quiet. I said we could wave to them, and he did so enthusiastically.
As they started descending into the south east, I explained how they would pass into Earth’s shadow and fade away. He asked when they would be coming back to Earth. I said some would be coming back in a few days and others would stay for some time. As they started to fade we both said “Bye-bye astronauts!” and “Have a safe trip home.” Indeed, we wish safe voyages to the astronauts, and one more safe return to you Discovery.