Dr Paul Leyland

I also give my whole-hearted support for this proposal.  After all, exoplanets are about as remote planets as we’re likely to study!

In a somewhat related matter, I discovered what I thought might have been a transiting exoplanet recently.  In the end it transpired to be an EA variable with minima of 0.025 pm 0.005 and 0.010 pm 0.002 magnitudes.  Also known as TYC 444-2670-1. Close, but no cigar, yet demonstrates that discoveries are well within the amateurs grasp.