This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Astronic specimen

əˈstrɒnɪk ˈspɛsɪmɪn

noun | Archaeoastronology

a physical item determined to have been made for the purpose of practicing, or possessing a theme akin to, astronomical religion, and is therefore classified as part of the Astronic tradition, or Astronicism.

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word Astronic, denoting the tradition of religion thematised on astronomy, alongside the word specimen denoting an item or sample; meaning ‘an item of the Astronic tradition.’