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Astronism in Botswana refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Botswana. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Botswana, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Botswana oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Botswana is split into nine districts and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Gaborone. The current population of Astronists as of 2020 is 1,221.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Botswana including:
- Astro-Botswanan philosophy
- Astro-Botswanan religion
- Astro-Botswanan spirituality
- Botswanan astroncy
- Botswanan Astronism
- Botswanan astronomical religion
- Botswanan Cosmism
- Botswanan space religion
History of Astronism in Botswana
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised by the government in Botswana as a religion. However, the country has a positive track record for allowing freedom of religion which means that Astronists are regarded as generally free to publicly practice and manifest their faith.
The current number of Botswanan Astronists is unknown and no estimates for the number exist. Despite this, due to one of the most popular languages in the country being English, Botswanans are able to access the full array of Astronist content.
Astronist demographics in Botswana
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