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Puerto Rico (orthographic projection)

Orthographic projection of Puerto Rico.

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Astronism in Puerto Rico refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Puerto Rico, which is itself under the jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United States, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of Puerto Rico oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Puerto Rico is split into seventy-eight municipalities and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of San Juan.

This national branch of the 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.

Other terms[]

Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Puerto Rico including:

  • Astro-Puerto Rican philosophy
  • Astro-Puerto Rican religion
  • Astro-Puerto Rican spirituality
  • Puerto Rican astroncy
  • Puerto Rican Astronism
  • Puerto Rican astronomical religion
  • Puerto Rican Cosmism
  • Puerto Rican space religion

History of Astronism in Puerto Rico[]

As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in Puerto Rico. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Puerto Rico had a population of 5,900 Astronists, up from 3,000 Astronists living there in 2019.

Astronist demographics in Puerto Rico[]

Year Number of Astronists
2019 3,000
2020 5,900

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