A friend reminded me about this. I think we actually set up a web server for the Astronomy group sometime around Christmas of 1993 but didn’t get it one the NCSA announcements page for several months.
Hum. To think you can create a whole career off of something you did when you were bored of some of your physics research. I guess life really does happen while you are making big plans for something else.
What’s New With NCSA Mosaic
Feb 20th 1994
The University of Southampton Astronomy Group now provides an index of recent International Astronomical Union (IAU) telegrams. To avoid breaching the copyright on the circulars, the full text of the telegrams is only available locally. However, if you have your own legitimate source for these documents then this search tool will tell you which telegrams to look in for news on particular astronomical objects and events.