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Astronism in the Marshall Islands refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Marshall Islands, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution. As of 2020, 399 Astronists live in the Marshall Islands.
The Astronist Superiate of the Marshall Islands oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The Marshall Islands is split into twenty-four atolls and islands, and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Majuro.
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 Marshall Islands including:
- Astro-Marshallese philosophy
- Astro-Marshallese religion
- Astro-Marshallese spirituality
- Marshallese astroncy
- Marshallese Astronism
- Marshallese astronomical religion
- Marshallese Cosmism
- Marshallese space religion
History of Astronism in the Marshall Islands
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of the Marshall Islands. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, the Marshall Islands had a population of 399 Astronists, up from 370 Astronists the year before.
Astronist demographics in the Marshall Islands
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