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Astronism in French Polynesia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the French Overseas Collectivity of French Polynesia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of French Polynesia which is under direct jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of France, also called the French Superiate, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of French Polynesia oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. French Polynesia is split into five administrative subdivisions and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Pape’ete, which will also be the only observatory in French Polynesia.
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 French Polynesia including:
- Astro-French Polynesian philosophy
- Astro-French Polynesian religion
- Astro-French Polynesian spirituality
- French Polynesian astroncy
- French Polynesian Astronism
- French Polynesian astronomical religion
- French Polynesian Cosmism
- French Polynesian space religion
History of Astronism in French Polynesia
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in French Polynesia. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, French Polynesia had a population of 510 Astronists, as rise of fifty converts from the year before.
Astronist demographics in French Polynesia
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