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Astronism in Macau refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this territory are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Macau which is itself under the jurisdiction of the exiled Astronist Superiate of China, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Macau oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Macao is split into eight parishes and is set to hold one Grand Observatory, which will also be the only Astronist observatory in the special administrative region.
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 Macau including:
- Astro-Macanese philosophy
- Astro-Macanese religion
- Astro-Macanese spirituality
- Macanese astroncy
- Macanese Astronism
- Macanese astronomical religion
- Macanese Cosmism
- Macanese space religion
History of Astronism in Macau
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in Macau. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Macau had a population of 1,000 Astronists, up 200 converts from the previous year.
Astronist demographics in Macau
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