Starball with laser beam effects

About the Planetarium

The De Anza College Planetarium is the largest school planetarium west of the Rocky Mountains and, since our renovation, is one of the most modern in the world.

A view of the Planetarium from inside looing at stars from the projector

The Planetarium is shared by the College Astronomy and Community Education Departments. When used as a classroom, it serves over 2700 college students per year. The Astronomy program at De Anza is the largest in the California State Community College System.

About 35,000 community members, including students from pre-school through high school, attend these shows and events every year.

Watch more video segments and the complete campus video tour on the Video Tour webpage.

Experience our NEW Laser!

New Laser

Laser shows have been an exciting De Anza Planetarium attraction for decades, and we are getting a major upgrade with a modern laser show system! Our new system from Laser Fantasy immerses audiences with vibrant images & music to inspire a new generation of audiences. Full-color laser projectors will create dazzling aerial beams over your heads and captivating laser graphics on our 50-ft. dome via an advanced control system. Laser Fantasy Laser Systems incorporate the latest professional level laser show software and features.

A view of the exterior of the planetariumLocation

The Planetarium is located on the De Anza College Campus, behind the Science Center Building next to parking Lot E.

Map of the De Anza Campus (pdf)


Parking is $3 every day of the week including weekends with parking machines located in each lot. We suggest Lot E for weekend shows. Please allow time to park and purchase a parking permit before the start of the show.

Contact Us

To book a special event or field trip, please call during office hours: Monday to Friday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Planetarium show times for the public are Saturdays during October–May, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

De Anza College Planetarium
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
Campus Map


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