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Astronism in Malta refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of Malta. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Malta, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Malta oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Malta is split into five regions and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Valletta.
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 Malta including:
- Astro-Maltese philosophy
- Astro-Maltese religion
- Astro-Maltese spirituality
- Maltese astroncy
- Maltese Astronism
- Maltese astronomical religion
- Maltese Cosmism
- Maltese space religion
History of Astronism in Malta
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Malta. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Malta had a population of 421 Astronists, up from 360 the year before.
Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.
Astronist demographics in Malta
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