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Astronism in Australia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Commonwealth of Australia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Australia, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Australia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Australia is split into eleven districts, including both state and external territories, and is set to hold two Grand Observatories in the capital city of Canberra and the largest city of Sydney.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Australia including:
- Astro-Australian philosophy
- Astro-Australian religion
- Astro-Australian spirituality
- Australian Astronism
- Australian astronomical religion
- Australian Cosmism
- Australian astroncy
History of Astronism in Australia
Astronism is not presently recognised by the government of Australia as an official religion and neither are only Astronist organisations recognised as charities. However, due to the majority of Digital Astronism existing in English, the accessibility of Australians to Astronist content is much higher than in non-English speaking countries.
For this reason, the Astronist Institution has estimated that Astronists count for 45,000 people (2019) in Australia although official statistics are not presently available due to the unrecognised status of Astronism in the country. Freedom of religion in Australia is good, hence Astronists are free to practice their faith without fear of violence or societal ostracism.
Astronist demographics in Australia
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