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Orthographic projection of Romania.

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Astronism in Romania refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Eastern European country of Romania. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Romania, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

The Astronist Superiate of Romania oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Romania is split into forty-one counties and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Bucharest.

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.

Other terms

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

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

History of Astronism in Romania

As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Romania. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2020 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Romania had a population of 8,500 Astronists, up from 7,900 Astronists recorded in 2019. 

Despite their unrecognised status, Astronists enjoy relative religious liberties in the country and can practice and profess their faith openly and publicly without fear of repression or incident. Therefore, the Astronist Institution has not expressed concerns regarding the religious freedoms for Astronists in this country.

A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into Romanian, the most widely spoken language in the country which remains an issue for Astronists there.

Astronist demographics in Romania

Year Number of Astronists
2019 7,900
2020 8,500

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