Astronomy People & Places - JonBetancourt

Craig Weatherwax

This the first time I met Craig. He started Oceanside Photo & Telescope. I was in the area for Hands On The Sun 2007. I stopped by the store to buy a spare battery for my 20D. I asked if they could charge the battery while ran down to Pizza Port in Carlsbad. When I returned, I see the founder of OPT. Here is the guy who has those hilarious ads in various Astronomy magazines. I introduce myself. Craig remembered my name from my placing orders at 20/20 Telescopes. This store blew me away. He gave me a tour of the store and told me about how he grew his business. He gave me advice on the astronomy business itself. He let me try out some camera lenses while I was in the store. And he was answering phones a half hour before closing.