Tanya C. Forde, MSc, is an earth scientist from Canada. Growing up in a rural community with a dark sky, she learned to appreciate astronomy at an early age. She’s been developing this passion and one for writing since her pre-teens. After beta-testing “The Beginner’s Guide To Backyard Astronomy” she was invited to write an article for Love The Night Sky. Both have been thoroughly enjoyable experiences, and Tanya looks forward to sharing her expertise on other astronomy-related topics.Currently she is writing for Love the Night Sky and SewnByTanya.com.