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Astronism in Libya refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the State of Libya. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Libya, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Libya oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Libya is split into twenty-two districts and holds one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Tripoli.
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 Libya including:
- Astro-Libyan philosophy
- Astro-Libyan religion
- Libyan astroncy*Libyan Astronism
- Libyan astronomical religion
- Libyan Cosmism
*Libyan space religion*Libyan Tanwir
History of Astronism in Libya
Astronism is currently not recognised as a religion in Libya and the Astronist Institution in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report expressed significant concerns regarding the religious liberties of Astronists in Libya so much so that the situation has been designated as terminal.
There are very few Astronists in Libya due to widespread censorship in the country as well as extensive persecutions directed towards religious minorities. The number of Astronists in Libya has been confirmed at just 59 people as of late 2020, up just 9 people since the year before.
Astronist demographics in Libya
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