I don't observe in the am and got my first telescope in late May 2016, so the evening apparition of Venus last spring was my first significant observing of the planet. I enjoyed following its progression naked eye, and observing the crescent in the telescope. As you may recall, it got pretty high in the sky. But, it was also gone by March 2017, and January-to-mid-March is not exactly prime observing time in northeast Ohio.
I know everyone is focused on the Mars opposition this year and reasonably so, but according to the 2018 S&T Skygazer's Almanac Venus should be up past evening astronomical twilight from April through early August, i.e. over four months during a period when around here we get at least occasional clear nights. On the other hand, based on a quick Stellarium simulation I ran, it does not look like it will get very high in the sky, I suppose due to the late summer sunsets, especially compared with what I recall from the spring 2017 apparition.
Any thoughts on what we/I can expect?