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Published: 15th August 2021

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2021). Astralopia. Available: Last accessed [enter date e.g. 15th Aug 2021].


noun  Astrosoteriology

humanity’s blindness to the truth of the centrality of the astronomical world as a result of the Controversion and as a hallmark characteristic of humanity’s present condition in the Antipode.


Astralopic | ˈastr(ə)ləʊpɪk | adjective
Astralopically | ˈastr(ə)ləʊpɪk(ə)li | adverb
Astralopism | ˈastr(ə)ləʊpɪz(ə)m | adjective
Nyctalopic | ˌnɪktəˈləʊpɪk | adjective
Nyctalopically | ˌnɪktəˈləʊpɪk(ə)li | adverb
Nyctalopism | ˌnɪktəˈləʊpɪz(ə)m | noun


Astro-English: from Astronese, the term astralopia makes use of the word astral to denote “the astronomical world” adjoined to the suffix -opia to denote “a visual impairment”, altogether meaning “visual impairment of the astronomical world.”

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