Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Planetarium

Wide shot of the Kvamme Planetarium

About the Planetarium
Kvamme logo

The Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme Planetarium is on the West Valley College campus in Saratoga, CA. We are located on the north side of campus, accessible from Allendale Avenue.

The theater has seats for 84 under a 12.5 m dome. It offers state-of-the-art audiovisual systems, including a Konica-Minolta Cosmoleap-Sigma Optical system and a Mediaglobe-Sigma SE Digital System.

The planetarium was made possible by a generous gift from Jean and E. Floyd Kvamme whose generosity aims to share the wonders of the universe with all. A ribbon cutting event was held on May 10, 2022.


Learning in the Planetarium
Inside the planetarium dome

Astronomy classes will be held in the planetarium each fall and spring.

Course Number Course Title
ASTR 005 Planetarium Astronomy
ASTR 10 Solar System Astronomy
ASTR 11 Stellar Astronomy
ASTR 14 Life in the Universe
ASTR 20 Family of the Sun
ASTR 21 Lifestyles of the Stars
ASTR 22 From Big Bang to Black Holes
Support the Planetarium
Kvamme family at ribbon cutting event

Join the leadership of the Kvamme family to support the development and delivery of field trips for school groups across Santa Clara County and beyond.

Last Updated 8/9/22