This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.




the co-branch of Astronic studies and anthropology dealing with the beliefs, traditions, and practices of past civilisations regarding the astronomical world, including their cosmologies and worldview, and how perceptions of the night sky have changed across different periods.


  • Astroanthropological | ˈastrəʊˌanθrəˈpɒlədʒɪk(ə)l | adjective
  • Astroanthropologically | ˈastrəʊˌanθrəˈpɒlədʒɪkli | adverb
  • Astroanthropologist | ˈastrəʊˌanθrəˈpɒlədʒɪst | noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word astro-, denoting the astronomical world, adjoined to word anthropology denoting the study of human civilisation and its development; meaning ‘the study of the development of human society in relation to the astronomical.’ 
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