The Herschel space observatory is a scientific mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). The space telescope is dedicated
to the study of the cold universe by performing astronomical observations in the far infrared and submillimetre parts of the
electromagnetic spectrum. The HOBYS guaranteed time key programme for the study of star formation with the PACS and SPIRE instruments
focuses on imaging star-forming regions in giant molecular clouds across the Milky Way. Regions such Orion, Vela and Cygnus X will
be studied. 120 hours are devoted to these programmes.
HOBYS Key Programme