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Astronism in Sint Maarten refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Constituent Country of Sint Maarten. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Sint Maarten which is itself under the direct jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Netherlands, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Sint Maarten oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Sint Maarten is set to hold one Grand Observatory in its capital city of Philipsburg, which will also be the only Astronist observatory in the constituent country.
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 Sint Maarten including:
- Astro-Maartener philosophy
- Astro-Maartener religion
- Astro-Maartener spirituality
- Maartener astroncy
- Maartener Astronism
- Maartener astronomical religion
- Maartener Cosmism
- Maartener space religion
History of Astronism in Sint Maarten
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in Sint Maarten. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Sint Maarten had a population of 139 Astronists, up from 40 Astronists.
Astronist demographics in Sint Maarten
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