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Exoplanets Division

The BAA Council has given the go-ahead to the formation of an Exoplanet Division within the Asteroid and Remote Planets Section

Our immediate priority is observing transits – the passage of an exoplanet in front of it host star. We would hope to cater for beginners through to experienced imagers and be able to fully analyse the results obtained.

Longer term we proposed to include;
- Gravitational microlensing follow-up
- Radial velocity measurements
- Participation in pro-am projects
- Involvement in Project Argus which uses amateur radio telescopes
- An understanding of astrobiology because searching for extra-terrestrial life is THE objective of exoplanet research
- Encourage participation in Citizen Science analysis of transit light curves
- Participating in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence via the SETI@Home project
- Space – progress in manned spaceflight
- Establishing links with related organisations

Your patience is requested – the learning curve is long and steep

Section Officers

Asteroids and Remote Planets Section Director Dr Richard Miles

Assistant Director (Exoplanets) Roger Dymock

Exoplanets Technical Advisory Group (ETAG) 

Peta Bosley
Simon Downs
George Faillace
Steve Futcher
Paul Leyland
David Pulley
Mark Salisbury
Americo Watkins