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Afghanistan · Albania · Algeria · Andorra · Angola · Antigua and Barbuda · Argentina · Armenia · Australia · Austria · Azerbaijan · The Bahamas · Bahrain · Bangladesh · Barbados · Belarus · Belgium · Belize · Benin · Bhutan · Bolivia · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Botswana · Brazil · Brunei · Bulgaria · Burkina Faso · Burundi · Cape Verde · Cambodia · Cameroon · Canada · Central African Republic · Chad · Chile · China · Colombia · Comoros · Congo, Democratic Republic of the · Congo, Republic of the · Costa Rica · Côte d'Ivoire · Croatia · Cuba · Cyprus · Czech Republic

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Denmark · Djibouti · Dominica · Dominican Republic · East Timor · Ecuador · Egypt · El Salvador · Equatorial Guinea · Eritrea · Estonia · Ethiopia · Fiji · Finland · France · Gabon · The Gambia · Georgia · Germany · Ghana · Greece · Grenada · Guatemala · Guinea · Guinea-Bissau · Guyana · Haiti · Honduras · Hungary

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Iceland · India · Indonesia · Iran · Iraq · Ireland · Israel · Italy · Jamaica · Japan · Jordan · Kazakhstan · Kenya · Kiribati · Korea, North · Korea, South · Kosovo · Kuwait · Kyrgyzstan · Laos · Latvia · Lebanon · Lesotho · Liberia · Libya · Liechtenstein · Lithuania · Luxembourg

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Macedonia · Madagascar · Malawi · Malaysia · Maldives · Mali · Malta · Marshall Islands · Mauritania · Mauritius · Mexico · Micronesia · Moldova · Monaco · Mongolia · Montenegro · Morocco · Mozambique · Myanmar · Namibia · Nauru · Nepal · Netherlands · New Zealand · Nicaragua · Niger · Nigeria · Norway · Oman · Pakistan · Palau · Panama · Papua New Guinea · Paraguay · Peru · Philippines · Poland · Portugal

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Qatar · Romania · Russia · Rwanda · Saint Kitts and Nevis · Saint Lucia · Saint Vincent and the Grenadines · Samoa · San Marino · São Tomé and Príncipe · Saudi Arabia · Senegal · Serbia · Seychelles · Sierra Leone · Singapore · Slovakia · Slovenia · Solomon Islands · Somalia · South Africa · Spain · Sri Lanka · Sudan · South Sudan · Suriname · Swaziland · Sweden · Switzerland · Syria · Taiwan · Tajikistan · Tanzania · Thailand · Togo · Tonga · Trinidad and Tobago · Tunisia · Turkey · Turkmenistan · Tuvalu

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Uganda · Ukraine · United Arab Emirates · United Kingdom · United States · Uruguay · Uzbekistan · Vanuatu · Vatican City · Venezuela · Vietnam · Yemen · Zambia · Zimbabwe

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Astronism in Switzerland refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Swiss Confederation. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Switzerland, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of Switzerland oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Switzerland is split into twenty cantons and six half cantons and is set to hold three Grand Observatories across the country in the capital city of Bern, as well as in the cities of Zürich and Geneva.

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.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Switzerland including:

  • Astro-Swiss philosophy
  • Astro-Swiss religion
  • Astro-Swiss spirituality
  • Helveto-Astronism
  • Swiss astroncy
  • Swiss Astronism
  • Swiss astronomical religion
  • Swiss Cosmism
  • Swiss space religion

History of Astronism in Switzerland

As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Switzerland. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Switzerland had a population of 25,505 Astronists, up from 24,000 Swiss Astronists in 2019. 

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.

A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into Swiss which remains as significant issue for Astronists there.

Astronist demographics in Switzerland

Year Number of Astronists
2019 24,000
2020 25,505

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