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Astronism in the Gambia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of the Gambia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Gambia, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of the Gambia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Gambia is split into eight local government areas and holds one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Banjul, which is one of only two observatories in the 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 the Gambia including:
- Astro-Gambian philosophy
- Astro-Gambian religion
- Astro-Gambian spirituality
- Gambian astroncy
- Gambian Astronism
- Gambian astronomical religion
- Gambian Cosmism
- Gambian space religion
History of Astronism in the Gambia
Astronism is not recognised as a religion in the Gambia as of December 2020 and the situation of Astronist religious freedom in the country has been designated as censorious according to the 2020 Astronist Freedom report.
Astronists in the Gambia number 290 people and due to many Gambians being able to speak English, Gambians are free to access the full array of Astronist content.
Astronist demographics in the Gambia
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