This is an official definition authorised by the Astronist Institution.

Astronic speleology

əˈstrɒnɪst ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒi

noun | Archaeoastronology

the branch of archaeoastronology studying Astronicism in caves, specifically the depiction of astronomical objects, events, and ideas in prehistoric rock art.


  • Astrospeleology | əˈstrəʊˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒi | noun
  • Astrospeleological | əˈstrəʊˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪk(ə)l | adjective (or Astrospeleologically) adverb
  • Astrospeleologist | əˈstrəʊˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪst | noun

Origin and etymology

  • Astro-English: from Astronese, the word Astronic or the prefix Astro-, denoting the Astronic tradition, alongside the word speleology denoting the study of caves; meaning ‘the study of Astronicism in caves.’