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Facility Use and Rules

Facility Rules

Follow Described Guidelines and Procedures
Users are expected to follow the guidelines and procedures provided on this web site at all times. Failure to do so may result in suspension of facility privileges.

Users Assume Responsibility for Damages
Any damages to the space or equipment caused by the user as a result of unauthorized or improper use may result in suspension of privileges, financial penalty, academic action, civil or criminal action, or all of the above.

No Food and Drink
No Food and Drink (or liquids of any kind) are allowed in the facility at any time.

No Model Building, Cutting, and Gluing
No cutting or gluing is permitted within the facility at any time. The construction or alteration of models (beyond minor, pre-planned switch-outs or adjustments) is prohibited within the facility. Moderate alterations may be performed in the CERES lobby area to the east of the heliodon facility provided that the area is left in a completely cleaned and undamaged condition and that the alterations do not significantly impede the normal traffic or use of that space.

Restrictions on Modeling Materials

Restricted Use of Clay/Putty
Clay or Putty may be used on models only if it is fixed onto existing models prior to the time of entry into the facility. Said material must not come into contact with anything other than the user's other modeling materials. Clay or putty may not come into contact with any of the facility's surfaces or equipment. Clay or putty on models may not be adjusted, removed or added to within the heliodon facility.

No Use of Wet, Granular or Friable Materials
Materials that are wet, leave markings upon contact, or are granular and/or friable (flake or crumble upon contact) may not be used in the heliodon facility. Sugar cubes may not be used as a modeling material within the heliodon facility.

Facility Use

Booking Procedures
All heliodon facility use, even walk-in use, must first be booked in the CERES Office. The facility can be booked with the CERES secretary in room AB 018. Phone bookings are acceptable by calling 765-285-1135. Normal availability is from 8am to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. Summer hours may vary. The facility is normally unavailable during holidays and breaks.

Individual bookings are accepted in 30 minute increments with a maximum time of 1 hour. Time slots begin and end promptly on the half hour. With adequate preparation, most studies can be performed within a 'A hour time slot. When making a reservation a user will be asked to provide name, course name and/or designation (e.g. ARCH 301), faculty member name and desired time and duration.

Class group bookings may be requested for longer time slots. These requests are subject to the facility schedule and availability and must be placed personally by the course instructor.

Operating Hours
Normal staffed operation hours coincide with university-wide office hours. These are typically: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Summer hours may vary. Check with the CERES Office (see contact information on the right side of this page) for variations in this schedule before booking the facility.

Elgible Users Only
All Ball State University students, faculty and staff are eligible users of the facility provided that they comply with the provisions described on this web site.

Assisted Use Only
Individuals and groups using the heliodon and/or imaging equipment must do so only with the assistance and under the supervision of an authorized CERES Heliodon Staff Member. The staff person is trained and charged to insure the proper use of the equipment and facility and to assist the patron with all aspects of their testing session.

General Public Use
Individuals or groups from the business community or general public that wish to use the facility should make special arrangements by contacting the CERES office- see contact information on the right side of this page. 

Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES)
Architecture Building, Room 018
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Academic Year: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-1135
Fax: 765-285-5622
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