Please tell me if this sentence is correct.
A highly educated member of a wealthy and aristocratic Boston family, Percival Lowell was interested in astronomy due to his belief in canals on Mars, a view that modern astronomers dismiss as material for pop science fiction.
I think there should be a conjunction, semi-colon or a period between Mars and a view.
Please give your views.
vsureshPlease give your views.
No, additional punctuation is not needed. The clause that begins with 'a view' is a reduced non-restrictive relative clause that modifies 'belief (in canals on Mars)'. The missing part (the part that represents the reduction) is shown in gray below.
... due to his belief in canals on Mars, (which is) a view that modern astronomers dismiss as material for pop science fiction.