Cambridge Young Astronomers age 7-11 Group meeting.
Throughout history the question has been asked "where are we?" and many have tried to answer it. Not unnaturally, some said the Earth was at the centre of the Universe, others like Galileo questioned this (not a good idea with the Inquisition about). A certain Giordano Bruno managed to upset the authorities so much about his views of the Universe, that he ended up being burned at the stake. At least today if you have controversial views or theories, you don't find yourself coming to such a grizzly end!
Added by andy.stevens on January 10, 2011