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Stargazing Under the Anime Skies: AstroTours.org at Gaylord of the Rockies 2023

Nan Desu Kan, or NDK as it's affectionately known, isn't your typical convention. It's a celebration of Japanese culture, a hub for cosplay enthusiasts, and a gathering place for anime lovers. And in 2023, AstroTours.org brought a unique twist to NDK – stargazing under the anime skies. Join us on a journey through this extraordinary event where we blended the magic of Japanese folklore with the wonders of the cosmos.


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NDK: A Hub of Anime, Friendship, and Community Before we dive into our stargazing adventure, let's set the stage. NDK, or Nan Desu Kan, is a 3-day Japanese culture convention that's been a staple in the anime community since 1997. Hosted at the stunning Gaylord Rockies Resort, it's a place where people from all walks of life come together to celebrate their love for Japanese arts, cosplay, gaming, and more.

Nan Desu Kan guests line up to use a telescope

The Gaylord Rockies Resort: A Cosmic Setting The Gaylord Rockies Resort, nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, provides a unique canvas for our stargazing escapade. With its expansive open spaces and clear skies, it's the perfect location to explore the mysteries of the universe. AstroTours.org has had the privilege of setting up our telescopes here for the third time, making us seasoned experts in creating the ultimate stargazing experience.

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Japan Folklore Meets the Stars One of the highlights of our NDK stargazing adventure was the fusion of Japanese folklore with the stars. We brought to life ancient tales of celestial beings and mythical creatures that have been part of Japanese culture for centuries. As participants gazed through our telescopes, they learned about the legends behind the constellations, adding a layer of depth to their stargazing experience.

someone in cosplay stargazinf

Cosplay and Anime Stargazing Cosplay and stargazing may seem like an unusual pairing, but at NDK, it was a match made in heaven (or should we say the cosmos?). Participants donned their favorite anime characters' costumes and joined us under the stars. It was a surreal experience to see characters from the screen exploring the real wonders of the universe. We even had telescopes themed around popular anime series, adding an extra layer of excitement for the fans.


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Planning Your Event at the Gaylord Rockies If you're planning an event at the Gaylord Rockies Resort, AstroTours.org has the experience you need to create a celestial spectacle. Our team knows the ins and outs of setting up telescopes and creating an immersive stargazing experience that will leave your attendees in awe. Contact us to turn your event into an unforgettable cosmic journey.

stargazing at NDK at Gaylord of the Rockies

Conclusion AstroTours.org's stargazing adventure at NDK 2023 was a cosmic celebration of Japanese culture, anime, and the wonders of the universe. Under the vast skies of the Gaylord Rockies Resort, we blended Japan folklore with the stars, creating a unique experience that will be etched in the memories of NDK attendees for years to come. If you're planning an event at the Gaylord Rockies or simply have a passion for anime and stargazing, AstroTours.org is here to make your cosmic dreams come true. Be you, be anime, and reach for the stars!




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