Sponsored by: US Space & Rocket Center
OFFERED THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 (9:00 AM; 1:30 PM) & FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 (9:00 AM)
Drawing international fame, Space Camp continues to be one of the most popular reasons many visitors travel to Huntsville, Alabama for the first time. That comes as no surprise given the city’s storied past with America’s space program. Space Camp has been the launchpad for many careers in aerospace and science, from astronauts to engineers.
Sponsored by: Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
OFFERED THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 (1:30 PM) & FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 (9:00 AM)
Each sightseeing tour begins with an overview of Huntsville. Tours do not include lunch.
OPTION 1 – Marshall Space Flight Center; US citizens only
Marshall Space Flight Center develops key space transportation and propulsion technologies, manages science aboard the International Space Station and pursues scientific breakthroughs in space that will improve human life here on Earth for many generations to come. Since tours of the Center are no longer available to individual travelers, this is truly a unique learning experience for SYTA members to enjoy. The flight center is located on the Redstone Arsenal, a US Army base, and requires US citizenship to participate on this tour.
OPTION 2 – Monte Sano Mountain
In Huntsville, you’ll never feel cooped up. Adventures in the great outdoors await at every turn! The climate and topography of the Tennessee Valley make Huntsville a dream for any outdoor enthusiast or group looking for a voluntourism opportunity. The Land Trust of North Alabama will lead an easy/moderate hike to discover Huntsville’s Monte Sano Mountain.
OPTION 3 – Lowe Mill
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment, located just southwest of the heart of Huntsville, and in its namesake, the Lowe Mill District, is the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. With a focus on visual arts, this huge historic factory building has been redeveloped into 148 working studios for over 200 artists and makers, 6 fine art galleries, a multi-use theatre, and performance venues.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 (4:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
Embassy Suites Hotel – Huntsville
2019 Golf Classic Participants: Join us for a reception to network with fellow golfers and take this opportunity to purchase last minute mulligan packages! Pairings for Friday morning’s tournament will also be announced at this time.
Sponsored by: Huntsville Botanical Garden
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 (5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
Grand Hall, Huntsville Botanical Garden
Kick-off your pre-conference experience with your SYTA friends at the Countdown Reception! You’ll enjoy networking, light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails against the gorgeous backdrop of the Huntsville Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden is a beautiful 120-acre site with stunning floral collections, inviting woodland paths, broad grassy meadows, aquatic areas and demonstration vegetable gardens. This event will include recognition of those who have generously supported the SYTA Youth Foundation over the years.
Sponsored by: US Space & Rocket Center
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2019 (7:30 PM – 10:30 PM)
US Space & Rocket Center
A team of German rocket scientists transformed Huntsville, known in the 1950s as the “Watercress Capital of the World,” into a technology center that includes the second largest research park in the country and the world’s largest space museum, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Join us as we celebrate the start of SYF’s 20th anniversary year with a German Biergarten, featuring authentic German cuisine. You’ll experience a festive atmosphere complete with live music, cocktails, imported and domestic beers and delicious wines from the German region. Stand beneath the world’s only full-stack space shuttle, complete with two solid rocket boosters and external tank, and walk the length of a suspended authentic Saturn V moon rocket.
Not buying a package? Purchase a ticket for the Countdown Reception + Blastoff Event for $125.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019 (7:00 AM – 2:30 PM)
Robert Trent Jones (RTJ) Golf Trail – Hampton Cove; Highlands Course
$295 registration fee (club rentals sold separately)
The SYF Golf Classic is an incredible opportunity to support the SYTA Youth Foundation while making your pre-conference experience more productive. Golfers of all levels are encouraged to participate. Transportation, green fees, breakfast and the annual awards luncheon is included. The Highlands course at Hampton Cove is one of the gems of the RTJ Golf Trail.