The list of 8 BEST astronomy apps for Kindle Fire. 

Do you like astronomy? Are you interested in learning more about our solar system and its planets? You are just in the right place. With your Kindle Fire device and a couple of good apps, you can grow your interests and learn so many things.

All you need to do is check the list of the cools apps I am about to show you. These are the best eight Kindle Fire astronomy apps. Below each app you will find basic information about it, some screenshots and a direct download link.

Let’s begin our exploration!

To download the chosen Kindle Fire astronomy app, you can either use the download link or click on the icon of the app and you will go straight to the Amazon Appstore.




Star Chart

Basic information & key features

Star Chart takes the first place on my list of the best Kindle Fire astronomy apps for a reason.  This app is basically a virtual planetarium in your hand and on your Kindle Fire device.

The app isn’t as popular on Amazon Appstore as it’s on Google Play where it has more than 100 thousand reviews averaging 4.3 stars out of 5.

The main features of Star Chart include:

  • All you need to do is point at the sky to see what’s there (what stars, what planets and so on).
  • The app depicts over 120,00 stars (all visible starts in the northern and southern hemisphere).
  • It also displays 88 constellations and all the planets (and their moons) of our solar system.
  • It has the special time shift feature that lets you go back 10,000 years in.
  • It supports voice commands for exploring our solar system (e.g. “fly to the Moon”).
  • It has an AR (augmented reality) mode but the device must support it.

Screenshots

Below are a few screenshots taken with my Kindle Fire when testing this app.

 astronomy apps for Kindle Fire: Star Chart

Star Chart is a very nice and free astronomy app for your Kindle Fire.

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Star Chart

NASA App

Basic information & key features

A few years ago I wouldn’t believe it exists but, yes, this app does exist and has actually been developed by NASA to help you learn more about it and stay up-to-date with its missions and objectives.

This fact together with other things I am talking about below make it a must-have astronomy app for your Kindle Fire.

Some of the main features of the NASA App include:

  • You get the access to the latest videos, photos and interesting stories about NASA.
  • You can rate photos & videos or sort them according to their rating to view only the best ones.
  • You can learn about the current missions of NASA.
  • There is also the possibility of live streaming from HDEV and NASA TV.
  • You can get information about ISS and other NASA satellites in real-time.

Screenshots

Astronomy apps for Kindle Fire: NASA App

NASA App is one of the best astronomy apps for Kindle Fire. You must check it out.

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NASA App

Moon Phase Pro

This is also one of the best astronomy apps for Kindle Fire. Your device simply cannot do without it. It has a very high average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 and more than seven hundred reviews. As you probably guessed, the app’s focus in only on exploring the Moon.

Basic information & key features

The main features of the app include:

  • The apps lets you know practically everything you need to know about the Moon and its current state.
  • It offers outstanding interactive 3D simulation (you will see craters).
  • You can view the current phase and crescent angle of the Moon but also check moon phrases for the entire month.
  • You can quickly change the date, time and location of the observer.
  • A lot of additional information and facts are available.
  • You can easily share the images or data with your friends.

Screenshots

Below you can see the screenshots from this app.

Astronomy apps for Kindle Fire: Moon Phrase Pro

If you are interested in the Moon and astronomy, this app is a must-have for you.

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Moon Phase Pro

SkEye

Basic information & key features

This is a little bit more advanced astronomy app for your Kindle Fire and it’s supposed to help you view the sky with your telescope. This app can act as a PUSHTO guide for your telescope (it will use your phone’s sensors to guide your telescope).

The main features of the SkEye app include:

  • The app includes real-time alt-azimuth, Messier objects and equatorial coordinates.
  • You will learn all the most important star names and constellation lines.
  • Al you need to do to make this app work is place your device into the optical tubes of your telescope.
  • It also offers bulls eye recticle.
  • The app is very easy to use.

Screenshots

Here are some screenshots from the app on my device.

Astronomy apps for Kindle Fire: SkEye

SkEye is another great Kindle Fire astronomy app you cannot miss.

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SkEye

ISS Detector

If you are into astronomy just a little bit, you must install and have ISS Detector on your  Kindle Fire. Did you know that you can actually see the International Space Station on the sky? This app will help you detect and observe ISS.

Basic information & key features

The main features of the app include:

  • The app will tell you when and where you can observe ISS and Iridium flares.
  • The app will give you a detailed overview of the coming passes together with weather conditions.
  • Possibility of setting notifications and alarms.
  • Automatic detection of location and timezone.
  • Possibility of sharing what you have just seen with your friends.

Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of ISS Detector on my Kindle Fire.

Astronomy apps for Kindle Fire: ISS Detector

ISS Detector is another great Kindle Fire astronomy app you must have.

Sky Map

Basic information & key features




This app unfortunately isn’t available in the Amazon Appstore but you can easily get it from Google Play. This is one of the best astronomy apps for Kindle Fire and Android of all time. In Google Play its average rating is as high as 4.5 stars out of 5 and more than half a million reviews.

This app used to be the Google Sky Map but it has been open sourced and donated.

The main features of the app:

  • The app is a handheld planetarium for your Kindle Fire.
  • It lets you identify and learn about planets, stars, nebulae and more.
  • The app is very easy to use and contains tons of valuable information.

To learn how to install apps from Google Play on your Kindle Fire, read this tutorial: How To Install Android Apps On Kindle Fire. 

Screenshots

Kindle Fire Astronomy Apps: Sky Map

Sky Map, formerly Google Sky Map, is one of the best and most popular astronomy apps.

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Sky Map

Solar System Explorer 3D

Basic information & key features

The list of astronomy apps for Kindle Fire wouldn’t be final without Solar System Explorer. As the name suggests, the app lets you view the solar system in 3D and learn about each object you see.

The main features of the app include:

  • You will be viewing our solar system in beautiful 3D and HD graphics.
  • The app has very nice music effects that give a real feel to your exploration.
  • You can get detailed information about each planet you visit.
  • Thanks to the free-flight option you can fly the spaceship and navigate through the system.

Screenshots

This is how Solar System Explorer 3D looks on my device.

Kindle Fire Astronomy Apps: Solar System Explorer 3D

Solar System Explorer 3D lets learn a lot of interesting facts about our solar system.

Kindle Fire Astronomy Apps

The possibility of viewing planets in 3D is a great feature.

Stellarium Mobile

Basic information & key features

This is a paid app but it’s certainly worth its price. This is another app that can act as a planetarium for your phone by showing you a realistic map in 3D.

The main features of the app include:

  • It’s fully integrated with your built-in GPS.
  • It has over 600,000 stars in its repository.
  • You can view and learn about many nebulae and galaxies (together with their pictures).
  • The app also has a night mode.

Screenshots

Kindle Fire Astronomy Apps: Stellarium Mobile

Stellarium Mobile is a paid astronomy app for Kindle Fire but it’s certainly worth its price.

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Stellarium Mobile

Do you like this list of astronomy apps for Kindle Fire? Did you find what you were looking for? Do you think that some app should be added to this list?

You can either leave me a comment or contact me directly. I would love to hear from you. Don’t forget to share this list with your friends. 🙂