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Astronism in Pennsylvania refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this state are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Subsidariate of Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania including:

  • Astro-Pennsylvanian philosophy
  • Astro-Pennsylvanian religion
  • Astro-Pennsylvanian spirituality
  • Pennsylvanian astroncy
  • Pennsylvanian Astronism
  • Pennsylvanian astronomical religion
  • Pennsylvanian Cosmism
  • Pennsylvanian space religion

History of Astronism in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania

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

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