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Astronism in Iran refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Iran, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Iran oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Iran is split into thirty-one provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Tehran.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Iran including:
- Astro-Iranian philosophy (or Astro-Persian philosophy)
- Astro-Iranian religion (or Astro-Persian religion)
- Astro-Iranian spirituality (or Astro-Persian spirituality)
- Iranian astroncy (or Persian astroncy)
- Iranian Astronism (or Persian Astronism)
- Iranian astronomical religion (or Persian astronomical religion)
- Iranian Cosmism (or Persian Cosmism)
- Iranian space religion (or Persian space religion)
History of Astronism in Iran
The current state of Astronist religious freedom in Iran is dismal with Astronists holding absolutely no freedom to firstly be Astronists or to profess their faith in Astronism in any way. The 2,414 Astronists reportedly living in Iran according to 2020 demographic figures retrieved by the Astronist Institution have been designated as living in a terminal situation by the 2020 Astronist Freedom report.
Astronist content has not currently been translated into Farsi, the most widely spoken language in Iran. This and the fact that the Iranian government censors the majority of non-Islamic religious media means that Astronists struggle to access content about Astronism that can comprehensibly read and understand.
Astronist demographics in Iran
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