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Astronism in the Turks and Caicos Islands refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the Turks and Caicos Islands which is itself under the direction jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiates of the United Kingdom, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of the Turks and Caicos Islands, oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Turks and Caicos Islands is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital of Cockburn Town.
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.
History of Astronism in the Turks and Caicos Islands
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the Turks and Caicos Islands as a result of its non-recognition in the United Kingdom. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, the Turks and Caicos Islands had a population of 184 Astronists, up from the 70 Astronists reportedly living there in 2019.
Astronist demographics in the Turks and Caicos Islands
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