DIY Pro Screen at Griffith Observatory Mars Event in Los Angeles

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High in the hills overlooking downtown Los Angeles stands the iconic Griffith Observatory. The Observatory’s staff approached Elite Screens with a need of an outdoor projection screen that handles easy and could be stretched upon an improvised framework they made for an upcoming event.  They chose a large 236” DIY Pro outdoor projection screen that would give thousands of stargazers a big picture of the Red Planet in all its glory. The orbits of Earth and Mars would bring both planets very close to one another by a distance of 35.8 million miles; pretty close in planetary terms.  The atmosphere was festive and legends like Buzz Aldrin addressed the crowd.  Hundreds of enthusiasts thronged for a good view as the observatory’s main telescope fed its image through to a projector standing before the large DIY Pro 236” outdoor projection screen.


  • Date: July 30-31, 2018
  • Location: Griffith Park Observatory – Los Angeles, CA.
  • Event: Mars Close Approach
  • Product: DIY Pro Series (DIY236H1)

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About Elite’s DIY Pro Series (DIY236H1)

Available with DynaWhite matte white or WraithVeil Dual, front and rear projection material

Sturdy double-stitched black masking borders in various sizes

Includes metal grommet reinforcements, guy lines, and fabric carrying case

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