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Astronism in Virginia refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the U.S. State of Virginia. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this state are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Subsidariate of Virginia 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 Virginia 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.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Virginia including:
- Astro-Virginian philosophy
- Astro-Virginian religion
- Astro-Virginian spirituality
- Virginian astroncy
- Virginian Astronism
- Virginian astronomical religion
- Virginian Cosmism
- Virginian space religion
History of Astronism in Virginia
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 Virginia
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