I visited Australia in April, 1986 in
order to see Comet Haley. Sky and Telescope magazine remarked that the
small town of Alice Springs, near the center of the continent, would be
the best place in the world to see the comet and April would be the best
time. Like the weather forcasters, the magazine was completely wrong as
the comet peaked out in March and Alice Springs had cloudy skies on the
night in question. Since the area is relatively isolated medical care
often is given through the Royal Flying Doctor Service as seen above.