Exoplanet section update

Eric Watkins


thanks for the update.

There is some merit in the Council’s response concerning the longevity of a new section  and the useful work that could be carried out on some of the suggested topics.

My own interests would be with the filtered photometry  and modelling  of light curves and temporal changes i.e. TTV, subtle changes in the light curve.  I also happen to think that collaboration with professionals with regard to ongoing missions, TESS, TWINKLE whilst interesting will not sustain a new section for long because it is externally driven.  Far better to be involved directly in assisting a professional with observations of particular targets.  Recent correspondence assures me that there are very competent observers from whom we could construct our own observing programmes centered on   particular targets and produce valuable results.