The iconic Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park recently completed a $2.5 million upgrade of its Samuel Oschin Planetarium, which it plans to show publicly for the first time Monday night.

The upgrade, which includes six new digital projectors and a new lighting system, was paid for by the Ahmanson Foundation and the Friends of the Observatory, KPCC reports.

Those visiting the Griffith Observatory can now view shows in the planetarium that boast clearer, brighter images.

Friends of the Observatory and Griffith staff members will be able to witness the upgraded planetarium show at a special event at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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