Welcome !

This is a companion website to the Alien Skies book on planetary atmospheres, with news and updates on the study of atmospheres from Earth to exoplanets.


Alien skies is a book on planetary atmospheres by Frédéric Pont, published by Springer.

The book places Climate Change in the global context of planetary atmospheres, including exopanets. It attemps to tranform the reader’s view of the Earth’s atmosphere – and its relation to life, and provides an overview and explanation of the first observations of the atmospheres of exoplanets.

This website accompanies the Alien Skies book with updates and comments on the topic of planetary atmospheres. You can navigate the site by topic on the top menu bar or follow the new posts on the side.

Frédéric Pont