From Home Country to Cosmos: A Memoir of Astronomical Importance

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Dr. N.Y. Misconi shares the journey from Iraq to the American Space Center in new book

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I decided after my retirement to write about my life to inspire young students on what they can do when they put their mind to it, using what our country can offer.

While teaching at the University of Baghdad, Dr. N.Y. Misconi had a dream of emigrating to the United States of America.

Dr. Misconi’s memoir, “An Immigrant's Journey into the Cosmos” highlights the political history in Baghdad, Iraq and the Middle East and the struggles of living there during religious and political unrest. After immigrating to the United States he continued studying astronomy.

Having spent decades working on high profile missions such as Pioneer 10 and 11, Skylab and Space Shuttle Columbia, Dr. Misconi is now an accomplished astronomer and solar system researcher.

His work has allowed him interaction with very well known figures in astronomy and space science such the moon astronaut, Buzz Aldrin.

“I decided after my retirement to write about my life to inspire young students on what they can do when they put their mind to it, using what our country can offer,” Dr. Misconi said.

The author also includes his views on global warming, the threat of an asteroid or comet hitting Earth, and other topics such as the importance of liberty and freedom in the US.

For more information, visit iUniverse.com

An Immigrant’s Journey into the Cosmos
By Dr. N.Y. Misconi
ISBN: 978-1-49175-333-0
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the author
Dr. N.Y. Misconi is an immigrant astronomer who dreamed of coming to the U.S. He has worked decades in astronomy and solar system research. Affiliations include the International Astronomical Union (IAU), American Astronomical Society (AAS), Fellow of The Royal Astronomical Society (F.R.A.S.) Sigma XI (The Scientific Research Society of North America) and Sigma Pi Sigma.

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317.602.7137
jdoll(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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