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Astronism in North Carolina refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the U.S. State of North Carolina. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this state are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Subsidariate of North Carolina which is itself under the jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United States, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Subsidariate of North Carolina oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Ultimately, this subnational branch is accountable to the national Institution yet remains the primary official representative for Astronism throughout the territory of the state. This involves all efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the state.

This subnational branch of the Institution continues to act as the proprietor of Astronism on behalf of the national Institution as it deals with the day-to-day operations of its particular state. Furthermore, any other organisations or institutions proclaiming the same role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.

Other terms

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in North Carolina including:

  • Astro-North Carolinian philosophy
  • Astro-North Carolinian religion
  • Astro-North Carolinian spirituality
  • North Carolinian astroncy
  • North Carolinian Astronism
  • North Carolinian astronomical religion
  • North Carolinian Cosmism
  • North Carolinian space religion

History of Astronism in North Carolina

As of 2020, the Astronist Institution does not provide data for the number of Astronists by U.S. State, but instead records the entire American Astronist population at 450,000.

Astronist demographics in North Carolina

Year Number of Astronists
2019 n/a
2020 n/a

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