has a lot of people star-struck. Anglo, president of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars, has helped astronomy buffs and others put their eyes closer to their target.
And with the holidays approaching, he's
expecting to do it a lot more.
"We will absolutely go skyward," he
said during the last two and a half months of the year the Hanger Way company
, with 62 employees, can expect to fill 15,000 to 20,000 orders mostly from online and catalog purchases.Sales from its Watsonville and Cupertino stores and other small retailers make up the remainder.
On Dec. 2, customers can purchase the telescopes and binoculars directly from the source as Orion
joins other Watsonville companies for the annual Holiday Factory Sale.
"We are not trying to move any junk, we are going to put out our regular stuff," Anglo
"It's been a family business, and we continue to run it like one," said Anglo
Nearly 90 percent of the company's business is generated by telescope sales, but they offer nearly 100 optical choices and accessories.
"The whole theme of the company is to target the intellectually curious market," Anglo
The choices go from a $100 telescope for beginners to a $3,000 scope that features GPS and can automatically train itself on a mark with the punch of a few buttons.
"You have to know the sky to know what you want to look at," said Anglo
, who admitted he's
not an expert of the stars.
"I'm learning astronomy and there is a lot to learn," he