If you have been looking for a family hobby that will bring everyone together, astronomy is one of the best. The only real problem can be that only one person can look through the telescope at a time. While this might not always be a problem, one of today’s astronomy cameras and your computer can make it possible for everyone to see what the telescope is seeing at the same time.
Modern astronomy cameras such as those available at Telescopes.net feature a CCD image sensor to provide you with a highly detailed picture and a USB connector so that you can plug them directly into your computer or laptop. Not only can everyone see what is going on as it happens, you can record it so that even the youngest members of your family will be able to see the night stars during the day that they missed because of bed time.