The exceptionally clear night provided perfect conditions for the BBC Stargazing Live event which lasted for five hours after dusk.
Enthusiasts also had the opportunity to hear from experts at a spin-off event in the auditorium of the nearby Oran Mor bar.
They included David Woods, author of How Apollo Flew to the Moon, and astronomy experts from Glasgow University. Professor Martin Hendry and Dr Siong Heng talked about space flights and the Big Bang.
Other events included telescope sessions, mobile planetarium shows, comet-making and robot satellites in action. The event is a spin off from the BBC Stargazing Live TV series hosted by Professor Brian Cox. Meanwhile, scientists said the coming week is set to offer the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis for more than a decade.
Activity on the surface of the sun that causes the spectacular northern lights is currently at a peak.
The light display is caused when highly energised particles emitted from the sun interact with the magnetic field around the Earth. This activity is reaching the peak of an 11-year "sun spot cycle" known as the solar maximum.
Experts at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh say that the remainder of this winter could provide the best chance of seeing the aurora borealis until it reaches its next peak around 2024.
Astronomer Vanessa Stroud said: "We are currently reaching the peak of the solar maximum, when people in Scotland are most likely to see aurora."