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Astronism in the United Kingdom refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this sovereign state are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United Kingdom, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution and the first to be established by Cometan as part of the broader establishment of Astronism.
The Astronist Superiate of the United Kingdom oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. The United Kingdom is split into one-hundred counties and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the city of Preston, and is also set to host the largest Astronist observatory in the world in the capital city of London called The People’s Grand World Eidouranium.
The United Kingdom also hosts four main denominations of Astronism in the kingdom, including Scottish Astronism, Northern Irish Astronism, Welsh Astronism, and English Astronism. The Astronist Superiate of the United Kingdom is responsible for the administration of institutions of Astronism in the kingdom’s various overseas territories and dependencies.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in the United Kingdom including:
- Astro-British philosophy
- Astro-British religion
- Astro-British spirituality
- British astroncy
- British Astronism
- British astronomical religion
- British Cosmism
- British space religion
History of Astronism in the United Kingdom
Astronism holds its roots in the United Kingdom as the organised philosophy was founded there in the early 21st century by the British philosopher, Cometan, during the several years referred to as The Founding of Astronism.
According to the 2020 Demographics of Astronism report published by the Astronist Institution, there were 155,969 Astronists living in the United Kingdom, up from 146,000 British Astronists reported in 2019.
Recognition of Astronism in the United Kingdom
As of November 2020, Astronism is not currently recognised as a religion by the government of the United Kingdom and therefore does not official governmental recognition or the associated benefits of such a recognition. However, the Vendox symbol of Astronism is registered as a trademark in the Class 45 category.
Astronism in the devolved nations
Astronism in England
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in England including:
- Astro-English philosophy
- Astro-English religion
- Astro-English spirituality
- English astroncy
- English Astronism
- English astronomical religion
- English Cosmism
- English space religion
Astronism in Wales
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Wales including:
- Astro-Welsh philosophy
- Astro-Welsh religion
- Astro-Welsh spirituality
- Welsh astroncy
- Welsh Astronism
- Welsh astronomical religion
- Welsh Cosmism
- Welsh space religion
Astronism in Northern Ireland
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Northern Ireland including:
- Astro-Northern Irish philosophy
- Astro-Northern Irish religion
- Astro-Northern Irish spirituality
- Northern Irish astroncy
- Northern Irish Astronism
- Northern Irish astronomical religion
- Northern Irish Cosmism
- Northern Irish space religion
Astronism in Scotland
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Scotland including:
- Astro-Scottish philosophy
- Astro-Scottish religion
- Astro-Scottish spirituality
- Scottish astroncy
- Scottish Astronism
- Scottish astronomical religion
- Scottish Cosmism
- Scottish space religion
Astronism in British dependent territories
Main article: Astronism in the Falkland Islands
Isle of Man
Astronism in the Isle of Man refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the British Crown dependency of the Isle of Man. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of the United Kingdom, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of the Isle of Man oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Isle of Man is split into seventeen parishes and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Douglas.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in the Isle of Man including:
- Astro-Manx philosophy
- Astro-Manx religion
- Astro-Manx spirituality
- Manx astroncy
- Manx Astronism
- Manx astronomical religion
- Manx Cosmism
- Manx space religion
As of 2020, there are no Astronists living in the Pitcairn Islands.
Astronist demographics in the United Kingdom
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