The Evening Sky for March 2018:
Venus and Mercury are becoming visible in the western evening sky this month with Venus poised to become the "evening star" once again and will dominate the evenings for the next several months. Barely visible Uranus is in the SW at dusk but the use of binoculars or a telescope is definitely needed to see it vividly.

Galaxies and Nebulas
The sky though is dominated with deep space objects including the famous nebula in Orion which is high in the south at dusk. Other telescopic interests are the Crab Nebula high overhead around 9 pm, the Triangulum Galaxy high in the west at 7 pm and the great Andromeda Galaxy high in the NW at 7 pm. Other galaxies can be seen high in the N at 10 pm include these two Messier galaxies:M81 (Bode's galaxy) & M82 (The Cigar galaxy) and one of my favorites; The Whirlpool galaxy is high in the NE by midnight with the Sombrero galaxy the east around 1 am. (All these pictures taken in my backyard with an 11 inch telescope).

The Planets:
Other than Mercury and Venus, the planets are mostly in late night sky this month with mighty Jupiter leading the way rising around 11 pm with ruddy red Mars right behind rising around 1 am. On January 7, the two appeared very close to each other nearly 'touching' (in appearance) (See a picture I captured at 6 am that morning in 25 weather). Saturn, the 'ringed planet' is well up before morning twilight rising around 3 am.