Just out of a great meeting with the European Astronomical Society. Very exciting, lots of insight.

I can’t report on all the content, but just one idea: It’s difficult but fundamental to use alternative metrics. For instance, there should be ways to recognize scientists who build great scientific instruments: a kind of “telescope citability”. There are some scientists that are great at building instruments, but less so at writing papers, and they don’t gain the recognition they deserve.

So it’s not only about data citability, or sharing codes: can we have telescope citability?