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Thanks for your comments.
A number of BAA members are already working on exoplanets and have expressed interest in forming a section and it would make sense to draw them together to define an observing program – a number of options were included in my proposal. VSS members (and those of other sections such as asteroids and comments) do obviously have the required skills but that doesn’t necessarily imply that exoplanet observing should be incorporated into one of them. It is a growing field and it is not my view alone that it needs its own focus i.e. section. We need to look at the future of amateur astronomy in a very positive way and be prepared to give new ideas a proper trial.